Occult lawn mower projectile injury presenting with hemoptysis

Patric J. Darvie, David H. Ballard, Nicholas Harris, Peeyush Bhargava, Vyas R. Rao, Navdeep S. Samra

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Abstract

We present the case of a 72-year-old man with hemoptysis after a thoracic projectile injury, which occurred while mowing the lawn. Chest radiograph followed by a computed tomography angiogram revealed a metallic foreign body in the right middle lobe of the lung. The patient underwent a right anterolateral thoracotomy where the object was successfully retrieved. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-681
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Hemoptysis
  • Lawn mower injury
  • Penetrating injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Darvie, P. J., Ballard, D. H., Harris, N., Bhargava, P., Rao, V. R., & Samra, N. S. (2017). Occult lawn mower projectile injury presenting with hemoptysis. Radiology Case Reports, 12(4), 678-681. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2017.08.007