Medical Must-See: Doctors extract air rifle pellet after patient’s close shave

The 6.57mm pellet caused a haematoma that displaced the patient’s trachea.
Rachel Fieldhouse

A young man with an air rifle injury was able to avoid catastrophic consequences after doctors in New Zealand successfully removed a lead pellet lodged behind his carotid artery.

The 18-year-old was taken to ED with an entrance wound located right to the midline of the neck but no exit wound.