JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.44, no.6, pp.745-746, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated:
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.