Percutaneous Removal of Intravascular Pellet Following Penetrating Cardiac Trauma

Joshua D. Chew, George T. Nicholson, Bret A. Mettler, Thomas P. Doyle

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There is controversy regarding the management of projectile embolization, a rare complication of penetrating trauma. We present the case of a 5-year-old, 20 kg male with retrograde venous projectile embolization following traumatic injury with a pellet gun. The projectile was successfully removed utilizing a novel, percutaneous approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Embolus
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Pediatric
  • Projectile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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