Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 643–645

Lawn mower-related projectile injury

  • William F. McNamara
  • Sani Z. Yamout
  • Mauricio A. Escobar
  • Philip L. Glick
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-009-2382-2

Cite this article as:
McNamara, W.F., Yamout, S.Z., Escobar, M.A. et al. Pediatr Surg Int (2009) 25: 643. doi:10.1007/s00383-009-2382-2

Abstract

Lawn mower injuries are a potentially devastating, yet preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. The sequelae to these injuries can become even worse if the initial presentation goes unsuspected by medical staff, leading to a delay in treatment. The authors report the case of a lawn mower-related penetrating missile injury, where the extent of injury was not appreciated by the patient until signs and symptoms of a soft-tissue infection developed, prompting the patient to seek medical attention the next day.

Keywords

Pediatric lawn mower injury Projectile Infection Retained foreign body 

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. McNamara
    • 1
  • Sani Z. Yamout
    • 1
  • Mauricio A. Escobar
    • 1
  • Philip L. Glick
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of SurgeryWomen and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA