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The bite of the lead: multiorgan perforation by an active-fixation permanent pacemaker lead.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20388699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the presented case, a screw-in pacemaker lead migrated through the right ventricle, pericardium, left hemidiaphragm, and the left liver lobe into the epigastric region. The rarity of the case is based upon the multiorgan perforation without development of relevant pericardial effusion or intra-abdominal bleeding. Lead extraction was performed uneventfully.
Navid Madershahian; Jens Wippermann; Thorsten Wahlers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-21     Completed Date:  2010-10-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cologne University Heart Centre, Kerpener St 62, D-50924 Cologne, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Device Removal
Diaphragm / injuries*,  radiography
Equipment Design
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Heart Injuries / etiology*,  radiography
Heart Ventricles / injuries
Liver / injuries*,  radiography
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Pericardium / injuries
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery

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