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Penetrating Cardiac Injury Following Sewing Needle Ingestion.
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PMID:  21315651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Penetrating cardiac injuries are common in South Africa. Reports describing traumatic lesions to the heart caused by caudo-cranial migration of ingested foreign bodies are however extremely rare. Delayed presentation and intervention are associated with poor outcome in these patients; cardiac tamponade remains the most serious complication. We present the case of a 19-year-old man who sustained a left ventricular injury after intentionally swallowing eight sewing needles. The impacted needle was removed through a median sternotomy and the patient recovered uneventfully.
Sanju Sobnach; Franco Castillo; René Blanco Vinent; Delawir Kahn; Ahmed Bhyat
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of General Surgery, Kimberley Hospital Complex, Du Toitspan Road, Private Bag X 5021, Kimberley 8300, South Africa; Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa.
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