Bullet embolism to the pulmonary artery

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Bullet embolization of the pulmonary artery is a very rare event. When a bullet enters the pulmonary vasculature, it may cause haemorrhage, thrombosis, sepsis, intimal erosion and eventually occlusion. Locating the bullet with several imaging methods is important to confirm the diagnosis. If due care is taken, the appropriate surgical technique for removing the bullet embolus will be uncomplicated and safe. We report our experience of bullet embolism to the left pulmonary artery. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Demirkilic, U., Yilmaz, A. T., Tatar, H., & Ozturk, O. Y. (2004). Bullet embolism to the pulmonary artery. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 3(2), 356–358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icvts.2004.02.002

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