Surgical Treatment for an Intracardiac Needle-Like Foreign Body

(Department of Cardio-Vascular Surgery, Miyazaki Prefectural Nobeoka Hospital, Nobeoka, Japan and Kuwabara Clinic*, Miyazaki, Japan)

Eisaku Nakamura Kunihide Nakamura Masachika Kuwabara*
Masakazu Matsuyama Katsuhiko Niina Hirohito Ishii
A 37-year-old man who had suffered right chest pain while mowing weeds was transferred to our hospital. A chest roentgenogram revealed a needle-like foreign body overlying the cardiac silhouette and chest CT confirmed an intracardiac foreign body. The patient underwent emergency operation, and a foreign body was removed under cardiopulmonary bypass and performed cardiac repair. A foreign body penetrated right lung and reached it in the left atrial cavity. The patient recovered uneventfully without any symptoms of infections.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 37: 306-309 (2008)