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


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

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.44, no.6, pp.745-746, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.745-746

Abstract

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.