n South African Journal of Surgery - Missile embolism - pulmonary vein to systemic bullet embolism : a case report and review of the literature : case report

Volume 46, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



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 . 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.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error