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Intravascular bullet migration: a report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16491945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the trauma setting, penetrating vascular injuries secondary to gunshot wounds need to be addressed promptly and carefully. By identifying the entry and exit sites, the pathway of injury can usually be determined. Vessel injury is typically related to direct vascular trauma or secondary blast injury. On rare occasions, the involved vessels can serve as conduits, transporting projectiles to various locations remote from the entry wounds. The cases described demonstrate different manifestations of bullet embolism within the arterial and venous systems. We provide a literature review and we discuss therapeutic options available in these unique scenarios.
Joseph Ronsivalle; John Statler; Anthony C Venbrux; Aravind Arepally
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  170     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-22     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1044-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / physiopathology*,  surgery
Blast Injuries / complications*
Blood Vessels / physiopathology*
Embolism / etiology*,  surgery
Foreign-Body Migration / surgery*
Military Medicine
Vascular Surgical Procedures
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*

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