Delayed lead pulmonary emboli after a gunshot wound to the head: Case report

Betsy D. Hughes, John R Vender

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Abstract

Bullet fragment emboli are uncommon, and there have been only a few reports of intracranial-to-extracranial migration of these fragments. The authors present the case of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the suboccipital region with a "soft nose" bullet fired at close range. Several months later, the patient was found to have asymptomatic pulmonary emboli. Similar cases are reviewed, and a management strategy is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-234
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume105 PEDIATRICS
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Bullet embolism
  • Cranial venous sinus
  • Gunshot wound
  • Mastoid bone
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Delayed lead pulmonary emboli after a gunshot wound to the head : Case report. / Hughes, Betsy D.; Vender, John R.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 105 PEDIATRICS, No. SUPPL. 3, 01.09.2006, p. 233-234.

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Hughes, Betsy D. ; Vender, John R. / Delayed lead pulmonary emboli after a gunshot wound to the head : Case report. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2006 ; Vol. 105 PEDIATRICS, No. SUPPL. 3. pp. 233-234.
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