Volume 25, Issue 2 (April 1980)

    Intracranial Missile Emboli

    (Received 19 June 1979; accepted 24 August 1979)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Projectile embolization into the intracranial arterial system is an extremely rare occurrence. Vessel size restricts the entrance of foreign bodies except those of small caliber such as shotgun pellets. Several cases of cervical neck and intracranial projectile emboli resulting from penetrating wounds of the neck and head have been reported. A case of pellet embolization into the intracranial segments of both internal carotid arteries following penetrating pellet wounds of the heart and ascending aorta is presented.


    Author Information:

    Glass, JM
    Chief medical investigator and chief coroner/medical examiner, Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office, Jefferson County, Alabama

    Rivers, RL
    Chief medical investigator and chief coroner/medical examiner, Coroner/Medical Examiner's Office, Jefferson County, Alabama

    Zaki, SA
    Associate medical examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner, Fulton County, Georgia


    Stock #: JFS12126J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12126J

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    Title Intracranial Missile Emboli
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30