Penetrating Ocular Trauma from a Bean Bag Gun: A Case Report and Review of Less-Lethal Force and Their Consequences

Daniel Wehrmann, Jastin Antisdel, Scott Walen, Joseph Brunworth

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Abstract

Although bean bag guns are considered a "less-lethal" form of law enforcement, these blunt projectiles have risk. The purpose of this study was to perform a literature review of morbidity and mortality associated with less-lethal munitions and present a case report of a bean bag injury leading to a traumatic globe evisceration and skull base fracture. Patients presenting with bean bag gun associated injuries warrant a high clinical suspicion for injury to deeper structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalMissouri medicine
Volume114
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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