Case Report: Tracheotomy as a surgical access for removal of bullet in the trachea: A case report

  • Shankar Ramasundram
  • Baharudin Abdullah
  • Sivakumar Kumarasamy
  • Nurul Syamiza Shamsudin
Keywords: Gunshot injury, Bullet, Tracheotomy


Gunshot tracheal injury with retained bullet fragment inside the trachea presents a challenge for removal. The treatment of the tracheal injury depends on the magnitude of the tracheal wound and the presence of injury to adjacent organs. The surgical removal may require both bronchoscopy and an open trachea exploration. We report a case of a gunshot injury to the trachea which requires a tracheotomy for a successful bullet removal.

Keywords: Gunshot injury, Bullet, Tracheotomy


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eISSN: 2090-2948
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