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

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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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