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Carotid Artery Nail Gun Injury: 1

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A 17-year-old turned a nail gun toward himself to look at the end when it accidentally fired, driving a nail into the base of his neck. The patient was alert and only in mild pain.       

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Carotid Artery Nail Gun Injury: 2

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The 16-penny nail was buried up to its cap.       

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Carotid Artery Nail Gun Injury: 3

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The PA film shows the head of the nail at the level of T1 posteriorly, and the tip angled toward the cupola of the right lung.       

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