An unusual case of birdshot embolism

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Berkan O., Gunay I.

CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.66, no.7, pp.707-708, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1253/circj.66.707
  • Title of Journal : CIRCULATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.707-708


There are numerous cases of arterial and venous bullet embolism to the heart. An unusual case of birdshot embolus to the right ventricle from the femoral vein caused diagnostic confusion. Distant migration of the foreign bodies via blood vessels has to be taken into consideration after gunshot wounds.