Letter to the EditorSpontaneous expectoration of an asymptomatic retained intrathoracic bullet
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AbstractRetained intrathoracic foreign bodies resulting from penetrating chest trauma rarely cause symptoms after the initial postinjury period. Once scarring and healing have occurred, foreign bodies usually remain in a fixed position throughout the patient's life. In this article, we discuss a 17-year-old man, who spontaneously, expectorated an asymptomatic intrathoracic bullet.

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