An Air Gun Pellet Retained in the Heart: A Case Report


  • Joerg Babin-Ebell
  • Bernhard Graf
  • Hans-Hinrich Sievers
  • Lennart F. Duebener



We report the rare case of an air gun pellet retained within the myocardium. The pellet passed through the right ventricle and the interventricular septum and was retained in the posterior left ventricular wall. The patient presented with cardiac tamponade requiring urgent surgical treatment. The case report is followed by a review of the pertinent literature.


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Babin-Ebell, J., Graf, B., Sievers, H.-H., & Duebener, L. F. (2008). An Air Gun Pellet Retained in the Heart: A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 11(2), E127-E128.