Pulmonary artery bullet embolism-Case report and review.

@article{FernandezRanvier2013PulmonaryAB,
  title={Pulmonary artery bullet embolism-Case report and review.},
  author={Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier and Pratik Mehta and Usama Zaid and Kamalpreet Singh and Maged Barry and Ahmed T. Mahmoud},
  journal={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={521-3}
}
INTRODUCTION Bullet embolism, an uncommon but serious complication of penetrating vascular trauma, poses a unique clinical challenge for the trauma physician. Migration of bullets can lead to infection, thrombosis, ischemia, hemorrhage and death. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a patient in whom a bullet embolized from the left femoral vein to the right pulmonary artery, a situation ultimately managed by observation alone. DISCUSSION Bullet embolism should be suspected when the number of… CONTINUE READING