Surprising findings during thoracic revision due to gunshot injury – a case report

Authors: B. Kútna 1;  J. Schützner 1;  J. Šimonek 1;  M. Švorcová 1;  I. Miler 2;  D. Myšíková 1;  R. Lischke 1
Authors‘ workplace: III. chirurgická klinika 1. LF Univerzity Karlovy a FN Motol, Praha přednosta: prof. MUDr. R. Lischke, PhD 1;  Klinika kardiovaskulární chirurgie 2. LF Univerzity Karlovy a FN Motol, Praha přednosta: doc. MUDr. V. Rohn, CSc. 2
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2017, roč. 96, č. 12, s. 510-513.
Category: Case Report


Gunshot thoracic injuries are not very common in our geographical location, occurring most frequently in the context of criminal activity or as a result of suicidal behavior.

Case report:
The authors report the case of a patient who, in a suicidal attempt, caused himself a combined penetrating gunshot injury of the chest with laceration of the lung and a heart gunshot hole, which was diagnosed peroperatively.

Therapy of gunshot injuries in the era of modern medicine should be comprehensive in multidisciplinary cooperation.

Key words:
thoracic trauma − gunshot injury − lung injury − heart injury − thoracotomy


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