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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 Dicembre;44(6):745-6

lingua: Inglese

Cardiac tamponade caused by an ingested sewing needle. A case report

Cekirdekci A. 1, Ayan E. 2, Ilkay E. 3, Yildirim H. 4

1 Depart­ment of Car­di­o­vas­cular Sur­gery, ­Faculty of Med­i­cine, ­Afyon Koc­a­tepe Uni­verity, ­Afyon, ­Turkey
2 Depart­ment of Tho­racic Sur­gery,­ Facuty of Med­i­cine, Firat Uni­ver­sity, ­Elazig, ­Turkey
3 Depart­ment of Car­di­ology, ­Faculty of Med­i­cine, Firat Uni­ver­sity, ­Elazig,­Turkey
4 Depart­ment of Radiology, ­Faculty of Med­i­cine, Firat Uni­ver­sity, ­Elazig, ­Turkey


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Ingested ­sharp-­pointed for­eign ­bodies can ­cause ­serious com­pli­ca­tions. A ­case of a 16-­year-old ­girl ­with car­diac tam­po­nade due to inges­tion of a ­sewing ­needle is pre­sented. ­Ingested nee­dles ­have ­often ­been ­reported as a ­cause of gas­troin­tes­tinal inju­ries but in ­this ­rare ­case the ­sewing ­needle actu­ally ­migrated ­into the myo­car­dium.

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