Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

An Unusual Case of Bull Gore Injury to the Palate - Case Report

Pandey S, Mohapatra DP*, Sudhanva HK, Chittoria RK, Friji MT and Dinesh kumar S

Department of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER, India

*Correspondance to: Mohapatra DP 

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Bull gore injury is one of the commonest presentations of traumatic injuries especially in the rural population. The injury is primarily caused by the tip of the horn of the animal and it is usually associated with blunt injuries to other organs as a result of impact of multiple hits by animal. Abdomen and perineum being the commonest organ involved, other organs are lower limb, upper limb, chest, etc. Palatal lacerations are more common in children while putting objects in mouth like wooden stick, pipe, straw, pen, pencil etc either by accidental pushing the object inside the mouth or by falling down with object inside. Soft palate is usually involved. Adult palatal injury is often associated with maxillofacial injuries due to road traffic accident or assault. Through this paper we present an unusual case of isolated full thickness palatal laceration due to bull gore injury to an adult, as bull gore injuries are known for involvement of abdomen, Perineum, limbs etc. and often associated with multiple injuries.


Palate injury; Bull gore; Palatal laceration; Traumatic cleft palate


Pandey S, Mohapatra DP, Sudhanva HK, Chittoria RK, Friji MT, Dinesh kumar S. An Unusual Case of Bull Gore Injury to the Palate - Case Report. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1764.

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