Pulmonary Artery Bullet Embolism following Cardiac Gunshot Wound.

@article{Imbert2016PulmonaryAB,
  title={Pulmonary Artery Bullet Embolism following Cardiac Gunshot Wound.},
  author={Pierre-Yves Imbert and G{\'e}raldine Goin and Yvain Goudard and Bruno de La Vill{\'e}on and P. Bonnet and Philippe Sockeel and Ghislain Pauleau},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={36},
  pages={
          290.e11-290.e14
        }
}
Penetrating chest trauma is common but few need surgical treatment (10-20%). The mortality of gunshot wounds of the heart is 45%, among the wounded arriving at the hospital. The suspicion of wound heart with an inlet in the heart area (limited by costal awnings down, clavicles top, and mid-clavicular line outside) and pericardial effusion remains a surgical indication. Gunshot wounds of the heart with migration of the projectile in the pulmonary artery are rare. Migration of projectile into the… CONTINUE READING
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