The wandering bullet

J Natl Med Assoc. 1988 Jun;80(6):678-9, 682.


The phenomenon of bullet embolization has been documented in various organs or major organ systems. A case report of a gunshot wound injury to the left hemithorax with penetration of the esophagus and embolization to the stomach is presented. Diagnostic evaluation and therapy are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Esophagus* / injuries
  • Foreign Bodies / etiology*
  • Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*
  • Hemothorax / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stomach*
  • Thoracic Injuries / complications*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / complications*