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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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Hemoptysis
  • Lawn mower injury
  • Penetrating injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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