Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 3
An extraordinary bullet embolism after gunshot injury: a case report
Cenk Balta1
1Thoracic Surgery Clinic, Şanlıurfa Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.00026 Viewed : 4181 - Downloaded : 1777 Gunshot injuries are the second most common cause of death following motor vehicle accidents. Embolization due to gunshot bullet is rarely reported in the literature. A 20-year-old male patient admitted to hospital due to chest pain where radiologic examinations demonstrated a bullet in his thorax. We learned that he was shot from his leg in Syrian civil war one year ago. This very interesting case of bullet embolism with its migration to left ventricle was reported. Keywords : gunshot, bullet embolism, trauma