Mercury embolism to the lung A 21-year-old dental assistant attempted suicide by injecting 10 ml (135 g) of elemental mercury intravenously. She presented to the emergency room with tachypnea, a dry cough, and bloody sputum. A chest radiograph showed that the mercury was distributed in the lungs in a vascular pattern.

Mercury embolism to the lung A 21-year-old dental assistant attempted suicide by injecting 10 ml (135 g) of elemental mercury intravenously. She presented to the emergency room with tachypnea, a dry cough, and bloody sputum. A chest radiograph showed that the mercury was distributed in the lungs in a vascular pattern.

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"Teapot" syndrome...not seen often, I was blown away when reading the facts of this unusual case!

"Teapot" syndrome...not seen often, I was blown away when reading the facts of this unusual case!

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