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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-48

Emergency department presentation of hemoptysis due to nail gun injury

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

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Dr. Huseyin Narci
Department of Emergency Medicine, Mersin University, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCIIS.IJCIIS_64_18

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Nail guns are cheap and easy-to-access devices that are common in the industry and personal use and are widely used by untrained people. Life-threatening injuries may occur after a self-accident due to the use of these devices. We report the case of a 47-year-old man who had hemoptysis due to a lung parenchymal injury after nail gun use. Computed tomography revealed focal alveolar hemorrhage. Hemodynamically stable, the patient underwent surgery. Nail guns penetrating the chest can cause life-threatening situations. In the emergency department, rapid diagnosis and treatment is vital in preventing fatal outcome.

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