Cardiac tamponade caused by an ingested sewing needle - A case report


Cekirdekci A. , Ayan E., Ilkay E., Yildirim H.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.44, ss.745-746, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.745-746

Özet

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.