n South African Journal of Surgery - Missile embolism - pulmonary vein to systemic bullet embolism : a case report and review of the literature : case report
|Article Title||Missile embolism - pulmonary vein to systemic bullet embolism : a case report and review of the literature : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||Letlhogela M. Ntlhe, Stephanus M. Komati, Pieter A. Fourie and Alewyn P. Rossouw|
|Publication Date||May 2008|
|Pages||58 - 60|
Missile embolism occurs very rarely. It was first reported by Thomas Davis in 1834, and only 153 cases had been reported up to 1988. Rich et al. reported a 0.3% incidence in 7 500 cases of vascular injury in the Vietnam conflict. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of pulmonary vein entry and internal carotid artery embolisation.
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