Shotgun pellet embolization from the chest to the middle cerebral arteries

Dennis J. Alsofrom, Norman H. Marcus, Robert S. Seigel, William A. Talbot, Bechara F. Akl, William R. Schiller, David P. Sklar

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While missile emboli are common, embolization from the chest to middle cerebral artery circulation is infrequent (6). In our case the diagnosis of neurologic impairment was delayed due to endotracheal intubation. Some patients with multiple thoracic pellet wounds may warrant repeated radiologic examination to investigate the possibility of continued missile embolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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