Intravascular Bullet Migration - A Report of Two Cases
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 170, Number 12, December 2005 , pp. 1044-1047(4)
Abstract:In the trauma setting, penetrating vascular injuries secondary to gunshot wounds need to be addressed promptly and carefully. By identifying the entry and exit sites, the pathway of injury can usually be determined. Vessel injury is typically related to direct vascular trauma or secondary blast injury. On rare occasions, the involved vessels can serve as conduits, transporting projectiles to various locations remote from the entry wounds. The cases described demonstrate different manifestations of bullet embolism within the arterial and venous systems. We provide a literature review and we discuss therapeutic options available in these unique scenarios.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Radiology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431. 2: Department of Radiology, Interventional Radiology Division, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC 20037. 3: The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiologic Science, Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287.
Publication date: December 2005
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