Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 5

A Rare Case of Bull Gore Injury Presenting with Internal Jugular Vein Transection

Kadeejat Anusha1, Sreelekshmi R2 and Ashok Vivekanand1*

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Karnataka, India 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: Ashok Vivekanand, Senior Resident, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Karnataka, India.

Received: March 21, 2022; Published: April 22, 2022


Injuries to the head and neck region are rare after bull gore injuries. The case which we are reporting is a case of bull gore injury to the anterior triangle of neck, causing penetrating neck injury and transection of internal jugular vein. The patient was managed with ligation of both ends of the transected vessel, with flush ligation of the upper end of vessel with sternocleidomastoid muscle. The patient's hospital stay was uneventful and got discharged on day 7 of post operative period.

Keywords: Anterior Triangle; Penetrating Neck Injury; Bull Gore; Internal Jugular Vein; Surgical Emphysema


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Citation: Ashok Vivekanand., et al. “A Rare Case of Bull Gore Injury Presenting with Internal Jugular Vein Transection".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.5 (2022): 37-39.


Copyright: © 2022 Ashok Vivekanand., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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