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Pulmonary vein to systemic artery missile embolus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6754963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary vein to artery missile embolus is extremely rare. Only one other case could be found in the world's literature and the present case appears to be the only reported survivor. The key in the safe management of missile embolus is in the prompt and proper care of the primary wound. Extraction of the foreign body is secondary and becomes an absolute necessity only when it interferes with distal perfusion. Catheter embolectomy is contraindicated because of possible intimal damage, so that direct arteriotomy is preferred.
M Klitenick; C Suarez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-07     Completed Date:  1983-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  968-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Circulation
Embolism / etiology*,  surgery
Foreign Bodies / epidemiology*
Foreign-Body Migration / epidemiology*,  radiography
Pulmonary Veins
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*

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