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Bullet embolus to the heart after gunshot wound to the neck: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18186381     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 43-year-old woman presented with gunshot wounds to the neck, chest, and left thigh. Computed tomography of the neck and chest with intravenous contrast revealed a left common carotid pseudoaneurysm and a foreign body in the right atrium. Preoperative chest x-ray and CT scan confirmed a metallic foreign body in the right heart. At median sternotomy, the intracardiac foreign body could not be located using fluoroscopy. The foreign body (bullet) was subsequently removed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory using a percutaneous transvenous basket extraction through a right femoral vein cutdown.
Authors:
Jacob M Breeding; R Stephen Smith; Jonathan M Dort
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-11     Completed Date:  2008-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1245-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, Kansas 67214, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Embolism / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Female
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Ventricles*
Humans
Neck Injuries / complications*
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*

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