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Venous bullet embolism to the right ventricle

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Bullet embolism is a rare complication of penetrating vascular trauma that requires a high index of suspicion for timely diagnosis and management. Delays in identification may result in poor early management and subsequent loss of limb or life [1]. There are two types of bullet embolism: arterial and venous. In this report, we discuss a rare case of venous bullet embolus to the right ventricle from the right femoral vein.


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Volume 80, Issue 960December 2007
Pages: 955-e320

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  • ReceivedNovember 06,2005
  • RevisedSeptember 25,2006
  • AcceptedSeptember 28,2006
  • Published onlineJanuary 28,2014