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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Migrating bullet: A case of a bullet embolism to the pulmonary artery with secondary pulmonary infarction after gunshot wound to the left globe


Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Eugene Duke
Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.125638

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Bullet embolism is a rare phenomenon following gunshot injuries. We present a case of a 25-year-old male who sustained a gunshot wound to his left globe with the bullet initially lodged in his right transverse sinus. The bullet ultimately embolized to a left lower lobe pulmonary artery resulting in a pulmonary infarct. A discussion of select prior cases, pathophysiology, and management strategies follows.


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