Intramyocardial foreign body: Sewing needle with the uncommon clinical feature of constrictive pericarditis

Satoru Nishida, Shigeyuki Tomita, Go Watanabe, Tamotsu Yasuda, Kenji Iino, Sadahiko Arai

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Abstract

A rare case of intracardiac injury with a sewing needle causing constrictive pericarditis is reported. A 72-year-old woman was admitted with edema of the face and legs. A chest radiogram showed a needle-shaped metallic image overlying the cardiac silhouette. Computed tomography revealed the needle was located in the left ventricular myocardium, and also showed a thickened pericardium. Surgical removal of the needle and pericardectomy were performed simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-600
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume53
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Sewing needle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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