Ureteric obstruction by shotgun pellet "pellet colic"

Lojanapiwat, B.; Sripralakit, S.; Soonthornpun, S.; Wudhikarn, S.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 82(10): 1048-1050

1999


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 10561971
Document Number: 8010
Acute renal colic from retained missiles is an unusual and interesting delayed complication of missile injuries to the abdomen. It must be considered in patients who present with symptoms of renal colic following gunshot and shotgun wounds with retained missiles. We report a case of acute ureteral obstruction secondary to a migrating intraluminal projectile 3 days after a shotgun wound to the back.

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Ureteric obstruction by shotgun pellet "pellet colic"