Iliac arterial embolisation by a bullet

Case contributed by Dr Jose Miguel Terrazas Najera


Male patient age 29 years wounded by a firearm aimed at thorax.

Patient Data

Age: 29 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: DSA (angiography)

Case Discussion

Entry wound was found at the level of fourth left intercostal space, without an exit wound.  The patient subsequently presented with signs of ischemia in his right lower limb. 

Intraoperative angiography shows the head of the projectile embolizing the right iliac artery.  

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Case Information

rID: 19923
Case created: 23rd Oct 2012
Last edited: 28th Sep 2015
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