Air gun pellet: cardiac penetration and peripheral embolization


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ISIK O., ENGİN Ç. , DAYLAN A., SAHUTOGLU C.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.22, ss.301-303, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/tjtes.2015.76570
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.301-303

Özet

Use of high-velocity air guns can to lead to serious injuries. Management options of cardiac pellet gun injuries are based on patient stability, and course and location of the pellet. Presently reported is the case of a boy who was shot with an air gun pellet. Following right ventricular entry, the pellet lodged in the left atrium and embolized to the right iliac and femoral artery. Following pellet localization, right ventricular injury was repaired, and the pellet was removed successfully.