Shotgun wound and pellet embolism to the intracranial carotid artery.

@article{VaqueroPuerta2012ShotgunWA,
  title={Shotgun wound and pellet embolism to the intracranial carotid artery.},
  author={Carlos Vaquero-Puerta and Enrique Mar{\'i}a San Norberto and Borja Merino and Jos{\'e} Ant{\'o}nio Gonz{\'a}lez-Fajardo and James Taylor},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={535-7}
}
Missile embolism into the cerebral circulation is a very unusual complication of shotgun wounds to the chest or neck. We report a case of an 11-year-old boy who sustained an air gunshot wound and pellet embolism to the intracranial carotid artery. The cerebral artery pellet embolus resulted in contralateral hemiplegia. The patient was successfully treated by emergency flow reversal and embolectomy. Because this injury is extremely rare, the literature is reviewed, and several principles are… CONTINUE READING
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