ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Bronchiectatic lung abscess caused by an endobronchial migrating bullet core
Bülent Mustafa Yenigün1, Murat Şahin1, Serkan Enön1, Ali Abbas Yılmaz2, Adem Güngör1
1Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İbn-i Sina Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı Ankara, Türkiye
2Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İbn-i Sina Hastanesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4954
Penetrating chest traumas account for 25-30% of all thoracic traumas. Endobronchial foreign bodies play a role in the etiology of bronchiectasis rarely. A 67-yearold male patient, who had a gunshot injury 28 years ago, was followed as asymptomatic for a long time and scheduled surgical approach was delayed due to his comorbidities after the symptoms appeared. Formation of bronchiectatic areas as a result of gunshot wounds is rare in the long-term. It is critical to determine the time of surgery and indication as a treatment of choice to reduce morbidity and mortality.
Keywords : Lung abscess; penetrating chest trauma; pulmonary resection
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