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Re-sternotomy as an unwelcome side-effect of unknown effervescent tablet intake?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22617503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four hours after surgery for aortic valve stenosis and tricuspid valve regurgitation, an unknown foreign body was present on the routine chest X-ray. We performed re-sternotomy in order to retrieve this foreign body. The foreign body was easy to move on fluoroscopy but we could not extract it. We concluded that the foreign body was in a subdiaphragmatic location. As a consequence, we performed gastroscopy. A white, frothy mass (similar to an undissolved effervescent tablet) within an ulcerated lesion was seen and partially extracted.
Andreas Vötsch; Elisabeth Beran; Birgit Zirngast; Heinrich Mächler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media     Date:  2012-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-21     Completed Date:  2013-01-17     Revised Date:  2013-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  558-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications*,  surgery
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Gastroscopy / methods*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Middle Aged
Sternotomy / contraindications*
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / complications*,  surgery
Comment In:
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;15(3):559   [PMID:  22908187 ]

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