J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;140:254
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The victim of thoracic gunshot: Assessment of the patient and management of pulmonary artery bullet embolism
Filipe Moreira de Andrade, MD,
Omar Moté Abou Mourad, MD,
Luiz Felippe Judice, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Antonio Pedro University Hospital, Fluminense Federal University (HUAP-UFF), Niterói-RJ, Brazil
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To the Editor:
We read with great interest the article titled "Gunshot Wound of the Main Pulmonary Artery: A Case Report" by Atalay and associates.1 The authors report a skilled and beautiful operation performed in a young man with a lesion caused by a pistol bullet entering the main pulmonary artery. The patient arrived at the emergency department unconscious and with unstable vital signs, requiring, as stated the authors, urgent surgical intervention. After initial physical examination, a computed tomogram (CT) of the chest was performed, showing the projectile in . . . [Full Text of this Article]
Reply to the Editor
- Orhan Saim Demirtürk, Hasan Hakan Atalay, Dalokay Kiliç, and Riza Türköz
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2010 140: 254-256.
Gunshot wound of the main pulmonary artery: A case report
- Hasan Hakan Atalay, Orhan Saim Demirtürk, Dalokay Kiliç, and Riza Türköz
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2010 139: e17-e18.
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