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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Feb 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine