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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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CAMARGO-VILLALBA, Gloria Eugenia  and  BUSTAMANTE-BOHIGAS, Pedro Manuel. Breast injury due to horse bite: Case report. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2013, vol.64, n.4, pp.481-485. ISSN 0034-7434.

Objective: To present a case of female breast trauma due to horse bite and review the management of this type of injury. Materials and methods: Case presentation of left beast injury caused by horse bite in a 43 year-old woman who came to a first level institution 10 days after the accident, and was then referred for imaging studies and management to a level 3 complexity institution. A search was conducted in the SciELO and PubMed databases using MeSH terms “Bite horse breast Trauma” in English and “mammary trauma due to equine bite” in Spanish. Conclusions: Breast injury due to horse bite is infrequent and may be accompanied by lesions ranging from lacerations to bruising, hematomas, mammary gland amputation and infectious systemic complications, as well as severe functional and cosmetic sequelae. It is of the utmost importance to adopt general preventive measures and treat the case sequentially as recommended in this report.

Keywords : Breast; trauma; horse; bite; hematoma; ultrasound.

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