retained bullet

A bullet that remains in the body after a gunshot, either because it wasn’t found or because it lodged in an inaccessible site or would create vascular or neural problems if removed

retained bullet

Forensic medicine A bullet that remains in the body after a gunshot, either because it wasn't found or because it lodged in an inaccessible site or would create vascular or neural problems if removed
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Lead toxicity in a 14-year-old female with retained bullet fragments.
Change in blood lead concentration up to 1 year after a gunshot wound with a retained bullet.
This situation is unique in that an exploratory procedure may not truly be necessary if concomitant organ injury is absent and the perforation is extraperitoneal, but conservative management with catheter drainage alone does not address the retained bullet.
Management of the retained bullet can vary with the nature of injury, circumstances surrounding the injury, and the means available to the operative surgeon.
Increased lead absorption and lead poisoning from a retained bullet.
A radiograph of the right elbow revealed a retained bullet within the confines of a well-defined cystic soft tissue lesion, posterior to the distal end of the humerus (Figure 1, arrowheads).
The delayed appearance of a cyst as a complication of a retained bullet has been described previously in the literature.