Stingray Injury (cont.)
David DuBois, MD, MS, FAAEM, FACEP
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
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With early medical care, serious symptoms and pain can be relieved. Follow-up is required to check for additional complications. The wound will probably require more than one visit to treat depending on how severe it is.
Referral for reevaluation or to perform a delayed repair may be advised for the following reasons:
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Stingrays (ie, elasmobranchs) are bottom-dwelling cartilaginous fish that have a flattened body, one or more stout spines on the tail, gill slits on the lower surface of the head, teeth modified into 2 large crushing plates, and no dorsal fin.