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Lawal Khalid Adamu Ahmed

Abstract

A 23 year old man presented with intestinal evisceration from stab injury to the left side of the abdomen with a hand-held cow horn at a local night party. He complained of severe abdominal pain and bleeding at the site of injury. He was hemodynamically stable. At emergency exploration, the eviscerated bowel was viable with no adjacent mesenteric tear. Other intra abdominal organs were normal. The eviscerated bowel was lavaged and reduced into the abdomen through the 7cm anterior abdominal wall laceration. The laceration was repaired and abdomen closed in layers. Post operative recovery was uneventful. The hand-held cow horn can easily be concealed and may pass through security checks undetected. It should be added to the ever increasing list of weapons of small scale terror.

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How to Cite
KHALID, Lawal; AHMED, Adamu. Hand-held cow horn: Resurgence of an old arm or a potential terrorist weapon. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 42-43, feb. 2011. ISSN 2008-4072. Available at: <http://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/104>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2017.
Keywords
abdomen; penetrating injury; cow horn; violence; concealed weapon
Section
Case Report

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