Management of asymptomatic intracardiac missiles using echocardiography

R. J. Robison, John Brown, R. Caldwell, K. S. Stone, H. King

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Abstract

A child sustained a low-velocity airgun pellet injury to the left ventricle. No cardiovascular compromise was produced. The foreign body was localized by two-dimensional echocardiography to the left ventricular chamber near the mitral valve, and subsequently removed through a left atriotomy incision. In asymptomatic patients, missiles clearly embedded within a chamber wall may be observed; all others should be removed. Two-dimensional echocardiography is recommended for localization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1402-1403
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume28
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1988

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Echocardiography
Foreign Bodies
Mitral Valve
Heart Ventricles
Wounds and Injuries

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Management of asymptomatic intracardiac missiles using echocardiography. / Robison, R. J.; Brown, John; Caldwell, R.; Stone, K. S.; King, H.

In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, Vol. 28, No. 9, 1988, p. 1402-1403.

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Robison, R. J. ; Brown, John ; Caldwell, R. ; Stone, K. S. ; King, H. / Management of asymptomatic intracardiac missiles using echocardiography. In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 1988 ; Vol. 28, No. 9. pp. 1402-1403.
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