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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 146-150

Intracardiac penetrating injury with right femoral artery embolism due to blast injury


Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, MKCC, Bahrain Defense Force Hospital, Al-Riffa, Bahrain

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Abdulaziz Abuzaid
MKCC, Bahrain Defense Force Hospital, P. O. Box 28743, Al-Riffa
Bahrain
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.201780

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Embolization due to blast injury with projectiles entering the bloodstream from the heart is a rare event that is unlikely to be suspected during the initial assessment of trauma patients. We report a case in which a missile penetrating the heart chambers managed to embolize and occlude the right common femoral artery. This was successfully managed by means of a multidisciplinary approach that included exploration, cardiorrhaphy, and embolectomy.


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