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Nail embolization to the femoral artery.
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PMID:  17355687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Modern air-nailing tools are known to cause penetrating trauma. We report the unusual case of a pneumatically fired carpenter's nail that penetrated the chest of a 30-year-old man and subsequently embolized from the heart to the left femoral artery without clinical evidence of having entered the heart. The nail was surgically removed, and the patient was discharged from hospital without sequelae after 10 days. This case and the relevant literature are discussed from the perspective of the emergency department investigation and care of such patients.
Bandar Baw; Majid A Al-Salamah; Abdullah Al-Hodaib; Heather Wadams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CJEM     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1481-8035     ISO Abbreviation:  CJEM     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-14     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  2011-10-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893237     Medline TA:  CJEM     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-81     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Emergency Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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