A 26-year-old woman attempted suicide by firing a crossbow into her abdomen. The arrow, which had penetrated into the liver about 5 inches, was removed at laparotomy. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course with the recommendation of psychiatric care.
Saw EC, Arbegast NR, Comer TP. Crossbow Arrow Injury of the Abdomen. Arch Surg. 1973;106(5):721. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350170081021