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Retrograde bullet migration from inferior vena cava into right common iliac vein following gunshot: a case report
JPMA: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
  • Ibrahim Zahid, Dow University of Health Sciences
  • Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Aga Khan University
  • Omar Irfan, Aga Khan University
  • Benish Fatima,, Aga Khan University
  • Maha Tahir, Aga Khan University
  • Muhammad Tariq, Aga Khan University
  • Fazal Wahab Khan, Aga Khan University
  • Saulat H. Fatimi, Aga Khan University
Publication Date
12-1-2016
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Abstract
Abstract Bullet embolization cases are rare and even rarer are its retrograde migration in the veins. We report the case of a 14 year old male with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. CT scan revealed bilateral haemothorax and foreign body in the right common iliac vein. The patient was immediately taken to the operating theatre and median sternotomy performed. Bullet entry tear was found in the inferior vena cava however, the bullet was found lodged in the right common iliac vein and slipped down against the flow of blood. The bullet was left in situ and after the necessary repair the chest was closed and the patient shifted to the CICU and discharged after 4 days in stable condition. Patient was followed after 1 week and reassured and advised for one year follow-up.
Citation Information
Ibrahim Zahid, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Omar Irfan, Benish Fatima,, et al.. "Retrograde bullet migration from inferior vena cava into right common iliac vein following gunshot: a case report" JPMA: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association Vol. 66 Iss. 12 (2016) p. 1673 - 1675
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