Successful Removal of a Rivet from the Heart of a Boy with Penetrating Cardiac Injury: A case Report and Literature Review

Mahmudlou, Rahim and Khosroshahi, Ahmad and Gheibi, Shahsanam (2014) Successful Removal of a Rivet from the Heart of a Boy with Penetrating Cardiac Injury: A case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2 (4.2). pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Introduction: Penetrating cardiac injuries generally occur secondary to gunshot or stab wounds and have a high mortality rate. They are rare and often fatal in children. When a foreign object penetrates the myocardium, it is dangerous to remove it, suddenly, and should be removed gradually to prevent excessive bleeding. Case report: We report a case of an unusual penetrating cardiac injury in a 12-year-old boy with a rivet pushed into his sternum and penetrating the right ventricle. After the patient underwent sternotomy and pericardiotomy, the site of the rivet was exposed. A purse was then sutured around the rivet and tightened while pulling it out. The patient was discharged five days post-op, with normal echocardiography after 12 months. A review of the English-written literature revealed that this is the first case of heart trauma with rivet.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 13:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 13:16
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6764

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