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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.31 No.2 April 2007. -

Pulmonary embolism caused by a foreign body is an exceedingly rare event. We report on a 62 year old woman who

suffered a gun shot injury to her left knee with concomitant vascular lacerations. The bullet migrated through the venous

system into the pulmonary circulation causing a pulmonary embolism. The projectile remained stationary for ten years.

Taking into consideration that she is virtually asymptomatic and that regular follow up examinations showed no further

migration of the foreign body, we opted for a conservative venue of menagement.

pulmonary embolism; foreign body; trauma

Author: Grgur Dulić - Krešimir Čandrlić - Robert Blažeković - Krunoslav Šego - Hrvoje Gašparović - Gordan Šarić - Jasenka Čan

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