Metallic Foreign Body in the Lung Due to Gunshot Injury

Document Type: Image in Cardio-Thoracic Medicine

Authors

1 Thoracic Surgeon, Cardio‐ Thoracic Surgery & Transplant Research Center, Emam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Fellowship of Thoracic Surgery, Cardio‐ Thoracic Surgery & Transplant Research Center, Emam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Resident of General surgery, Cardio‐ Thoracic Surgery & Transplant Research Center, Emam Reza Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

A 37 - year- old man came to the hospital with a history of penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma due to gunshot wound in 10 days before. He underwent laparatomy and hepatorrhaphy in that time and right sided chest tube was inserted. Chest CT scan revealed metallic foreign body in lung tissue due to bullet burst. Right thoracotomy was performed and metallic foreign body extracted from lung tissue

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