Radiological Case: Inferior Vena Cava Bullet Retrieval

Danesh Bansal, MD; Patrick Hussey, MD; Ignacio Chiong, MD


Appl Radiol. 2019;48(1):48D-48E. 

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Case Summary

A 35-year-old male presented to the emergency department with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. The patient was intubated to help maintain his airway. Physical exam was remarkable for Glasgow Coma Scale score of 10 and bullet wounds to the right occiput and anterior right chest. Initial labs, including hemoglobin, platelets, and INR, were within normal limits.