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Gunshot bullet embolisation in the middle cerebral artery
  1. Sahatayi Sahin1,
  2. F Yakar2,
  3. O Ozgural3 and
  4. S Caglar3
  1. 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Hitit University School of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey
  2. 2 Department of Neurosurgery, Kars Harakani Hospital, Kars, Turkey
  3. 3 Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Ibni Sina Hastanesi, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to F Yakar; yakarneurosurgery{at}


Bullet embolism (BE) is a rare phenomenon following a gunshot wound. A middle cerebral artery BE was detected in a 36-year-old male patient following a perforating left thoracic gunshot wound without obvious cranial injury. This paper discusses a case of BE in the cranial circulation in conjunction with a review of the relevant literature.

  • Bullet Embolism
  • Middle Cerebral Artery
  • Gunshot Wound

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  • Contributors All authors have been involved in the conception, literature search and design of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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