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Bullet embolization from an aorto-caval fistula to the heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23355649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bullet emboli to the heart as a result of penetrating trauma are rare. We report a case of a 19-year old male who suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, resulting in an aorto-caval fistula and subsequent venous embolization of the bullet to the right ventricle. Successful surgical removal of the foreign body under cardiopulmonary bypass was performed.
George Z Pan; Juan G Bastidas; Nahid W Hasaniya; Rosario Floridia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-22     Completed Date:  2013-11-04     Revised Date:  2014-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  710-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / complications*,  surgery
Aorta / injuries*,  surgery
Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Embolism / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Heart Ventricles
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vena Cava, Inferior / injuries*,  surgery
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*,  surgery
Young Adult
Comment In:
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 May;16(5):711-2   [PMID:  23606300 ]

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