Pulmonary artery bullet injury following thoracic gunshot wound

G Babatasi, Massimo Massetti, S Bhoyroo, O Le Page, A. Khayat

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Thoracic trauma occurs frequently but seldom requires surgery (10-20%, [1]). The mortality rate for gunshot wound of the chest varies from 14.3 to 36.8% [2]. We report, herein an example of bullet injury to the pulmonary artery (PA) following a thoracic gunshot wound. This patient had previous history of coronary surgery. Absolute and relative indications for exploratory thoracotomy in emergency will be reviewed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)87-90
Numero di pagine4
RivistaEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1999


  • Aged
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemothorax
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Thoracic Injuries
  • Thoracotomy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Wounds, Gunshot


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