Air gun injuries: a growing problem in the UK

Ghouri, Maaz
July 2008
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jul2008, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p417
Academic Journal
The article discusses on the growing number of air gun injuries in Great Britain. The author stated that an x-ray of the 11-year-old boy, who have been allegedly shot by an air gun shows a pellet in the subcutaneous tissue. He added that the pellet has been removed surgically under local anesthetic and the patient has a spontaneous postoperative recovery. Moreover, the Home Office statistics shows the weapons lead the largest number of firearm injuries.


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