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Penetrating Cardiac Injury Following Sewing Needle Ingestion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21315651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Sanju Sobnach; Franco Castillo; René Blanco Vinent; Delawir Kahn; Ahmed Bhyat
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
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.
Affiliation:
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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