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Title: Shotgun wound and pellet embolism to the intracranial carotid artery
Authors: Vaquero Puerta, Carlos
San Norberto García, Enrique María
Merino, Borja
González Fajardo, José Antonio
Taylor, James
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Society for Vascular Disease
Description: Producción Científica
Citation: Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol.55, p.535-37
Abstract: Missile embolism into the cerebral circulation is a very unusual complication of shotgun wounds to the chest or neck. We report a case of an 11-year-old boy who sustained an air gunshot wound and pellet embolism to the intracranial carotid artery. The cerebral artery pellet embolus resulted in contralateral hemiplegia. The patient was successfully treated by emergency flow reversal and embolectomy. Because this injury is extremely rare, the literature is reviewed, and several principles are suggested to improve the management. ( J Vasc Surg 2012;55:535-7.)
Keywords: Armas de fuego
Cerebro-Lesiones y heridas
ISSN: 0741-5214
Peer Review: SI
Language: eng
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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