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Gunshot wound lead to Gastric leaks Treated@Medicover Hospitals Rarest in world


HYDERABAD, 9th June , 2022: A 35-year-old man had a gunshot with multiple bullet injuries, on 27th February 2022. The bullet had pierced the man’s chest and perforated the stomach, leading to intense blood loss and large gastric defects.


Once again, Medicover Hospitals has proved to the world that our country's healthcare infrastructure is far superior and more advanced than ever. Dr Moka Praneeth MD (AIIMS), DM Gastro (AIIMS), Consultant Gastroenterologist, treated the man successfully with oesophagoduodenal stenting. Dr. Vijay Kumar (Radiologist) and Dr. A. Sarath (General surgeon) contributed significantly in the management of this patient.

This case is about a man from Yemen who had a gunshot wound and had been operated in Yemen but the wound was found to have dehisced, leading to further re-exploration and debridement of the left diaphragm region, colostomy site, and left side chest region.

He was brought to India at Medicover Hospitals on April 23, 2022, complaining that the orally ingested food was noted to be coming out immediately from the left side chest wound and from the midline wound in the abdomen. He was nil by mouth and was on total parenteral nutrition since the time of bullet injury.

After completing all the necessary investigations at Medicover Hospitals, he was given surgical option, but due to significant risk, he declined. Hence, he was told the option of endoscopic management, which was comparatively less risky.

He underwent esophagogastric stenting on 26th April 2022. He had fever due to septicemia, which resolved with giving suitable antibiotics. As the defect, with leak persisted, another stent was placed inside the previous stent on 3rd May 2022. Subsequently, the chest wound output and leak from the abdominal wound stopped completely. The patient was allowed oral diet. After the wounds became dry, he was discharged on May 7th, 2022.


Currently, he is doing well, without any further leakage. The wounds have healed significantly well. his is one of the rare cases treated in this method, when all other options were not feasible.


Medicover Hospitals, a leading multi-specialty hospital chain takes pride in being one of the best hospitals in India delivering such life-saving procedures supported by a team of highly experienced doctors, surgeons and latest technologies.



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