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Stray bullet in inferior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20642976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A young boy presented in emergency with history of being hit by a stray bullet injuring the right hypochondrium. Ultrasound of abdomen showed hemoperitoneum and the radiograph showed bullet in the pelvis. Exploratory laparotomy showed injuries to liver and cystic duct with tract leading retroperitoneally into the inferior vena cava. The bullet was found wandering inside the vena caval lumen. Stray bullets are presumed to remain limited to the soft tissues. However, the trajectory, impact velocity and the involved region ultimately determine the outcome and influence management.
Ahmad Uzair Qureshi; Salman Akhtar; Khalid Masood Gondal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-20     Completed Date:  2010-09-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, Mayo Hospital, King Edward Medical University, Lahore.
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MeSH Terms
Cystic Duct / injuries
Hemoperitoneum / etiology
Liver / injuries
Vena Cava, Inferior / injuries*
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*,  radiography

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