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Retrograde migration and endovascular retrieval of a venous bullet embolus. J Vasc Surg 2011 Apr;53(4):1113-5

Date

01/11/2011

Pubmed ID

21215588

DOI

10.1016/j.jvs.2010.11.046

Abstract

Venous bullet embolism is a rare and complicated occurrence reported in approximately 0.3% of penetrating trauma. The management of bullet emboli is decided on a case-by-case basis, balancing the risk of the embolus itself against those associated with extraction. We report a case of a 19-year-old man who sustained a gunshot wound to the anterior chest, which migrated to the left internal iliac vein in a retrograde fashion. We were able to successfully retrieve the missile using an endovascular approach, thereby minimizing the morbidity associated with an open procedure.

Author List

Schroeder ME, Pryor HI 2nd, Chun AK, Rahbar R, Arora S, Vaziri K

Author

Mary Elizabeth Schroeder MD Assistant Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Anticoagulants
Embolism
Endovascular Procedures
Enoxaparin
Foreign-Body Migration
Humans
Iliac Vein
Male
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Gunshot
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