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Intravascular missile: apparent retrograde course from the left ventricle.
  1. R K Lamb,
  2. A Pawade,
  3. A L Prior
  1. North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke-on-Trent.


    An air gun pellet was found in the right superior pulmonary vein after penetrating the left ventricle of a 14 year old boy. This apparent retrograde movement in the left side of the heart has not been reported previously.

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