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Title: Constrictive pericarditis due to ingestion of a toothpick
Authors: Meyns, Bart ×
Faveere, B
Van de Werf, Frans
Dotremont, G
Daenen, Willem #
Issue Date: Feb-1994
Series Title: Annals of Thoracic Surgery vol:57 issue:2 pages:489-90
Abstract: A case of a 53-year-old man with constrictive pericarditis due to the ingestion of a toothpick is presented. Computed tomography was unable to show the toothpick, and the diagnosis was made during the operation. Ingested toothpicks have often been reported as a cause of gastrointestinal injuries but in this rare case a toothpick actually migrated into the pericardium.
ISSN: 0003-4975
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Cardiac Surgery
Cardiology
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