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Stab wounds in children

Publication at Second Faculty of Medicine |


Injuries are the most serious health risk in children. Injuries are the main cause of death and long term disabilities in children.

Fortunately, stab wounds in children are very rare in our country, but they are, in most cases, very serious injuries. Presenting 3 case reports, this article aims to show the danger of stab wounds and how easily sharp objects can penetrate human tissue.

In two out of the three case reports, a foreign object was remained inside the wound. When dealing with such injuries, this possibility must be considered the wound must be carefully inspected.

When a revision is necessary, it should be carried out using minimally invasive methods in order to save the child from suffering extensive wounding which would result from the classical open approach revision.