Letter to the EditorSpontaneous expectoration of an asymptomatic retained intrathoracic bullet
Review articleOpen access
2012/07/01 Correspondence DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2011.03.005
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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