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MDCT diagnosis and endovascular management of bullet embolization to the heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17342464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multidetector computed tomography is a useful imaging modality in diagnosing the path of a bullet and evaluating the extent of injury the bullet has caused in the torso. We present a 21-year-old patient who sustained a single gunshot wound to the right flank without any exit wound. Bullet fragments were embolized to the heart and left pulmonary artery via inferior vena cava. Minimally invasive interventional management was performed successfully to retrieve the intracardiac bullet fragments to prevent further complications.
Joseph J Chen; Stuart E Mirvis; Kathirkama Shanmuganathan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1070-3004     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-26     Completed Date:  2007-07-31     Revised Date:  2012-08-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Maryland Shock-Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism / diagnosis*
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Heart Injuries / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Gunshot / radiography*

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