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Foreign body pulmonary embolism originating from a gunshot wound to the head.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6368853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Foreign body pulmonary emboli from a cranial venous sinus are unusual. Two patients are presented with gunshot wounds to the head who subsequently developed foreign body pulmonary emboli. Neither had any pulmonary complaints at presentation or during followup. Radiologists and primary care physicians should be aware of the possibility of distal missile pulmonary emboli when a foreign body enters the peripheral venous system or an intracranial venous sinus.
R L Goldman; R F Carmody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-02     Completed Date:  1984-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*,  radiography
Foreign Bodies / complications*
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  radiography
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*,  radiography

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