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J Accid Emerg Med. 1996 July; 13(4): 296–297.
PMCID: PMC1342744

Uncomplicated penetrating colonic injury.

Abstract

The case of a patient with an air gun pellet injury to the right colon is reported. This was treated conservatively, and the pellet was passed per rectum 12 hours after the injury. Gunshot wounds to the abdomen do not necessarily warrant immediate laparotomy. Sieving of bowel motions may identify if the foreign body has been passed.

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