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Aortic bullet embolization revealed by peripheral ischemia after a thoracic gunshot wound.
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PMID:  21172940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present the case of a 21-year-old male who came to the emergency ward for a thorax bullet wound. At our first check-up, the computed tomography (CT)-scan showed a pulmonary contusion, a hemothorax and a suspicious image of a thoracic aortic wound. The patient was stable, but soon after admission a distal ischemic syndrome appeared which revealed the emboli of the projectile. We removed it and a stent graft was implanted into the thoracic aorta. We report our experience of the treatment and the mechanisms that explain how such a wound did not kill the patient. Keywords: Thoracic aorta; Gunshot wound; Distal embolic ischemi.
Authors:
Carine Pavy; Guillaume Lebreton; Bruno Sanchez; François Roques
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Fort-de-France, Martinique, France.
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