AN INTERESTING CASE REPORT
Deepak*, Azeem**, Prabhakar Rao***, Balasubramanya****
Department of Pediatrics.*, Department of Pediatrics.**, Department of Pediatrics.***, Department of Pediatrics.****
In an

interesting incident

wherein a young police couple in an

emotional spike of depression

committed suicide by shooting themselves and their 18 month old baby. The young child survived after an

elaborate Surgery and Intensive Care.

The young couple however succumbed to the injuries.

The baby was brought to our hospital by relatives. A clear Entry wound of the Gunshot was seen in the Lt. hypochondriac region and the exit wound in the Lt. lumbar region.

Investigations

revealed a Hemoperitoneum with Left Splenic injury and Left Kidney injury.

The child was taken up for

emergency laparotomy

conducted over 10 hrs. An additional Jejunal Perforation was also noted. The child tolerated the surgery well and Post-operative period was uneventful. The interest in this case lies in the fact that gunshot injuries in this age group are very rare and survival after such

extensive visceral injury

was another miracle.



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