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Pediatric cardiac tamponade caused by metallic wire penetration into the heart: A case report and literature review
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  • Hajime Yamazaki,
  • Muneaki Matsubara,
  • Hideyuki Kato,
  • Kazuo Imagawa,
  • Takashi Murakami,
  • Bryan Mathis,
  • Yuji Hiramatsu
Hajime Yamazaki
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Muneaki Matsubara
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Hideyuki Kato
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Kazuo Imagawa
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Takashi Murakami
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Bryan Mathis
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Yuji Hiramatsu
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Abstract

Thin, metallic wires can easily penetrate the gastrointestinal system if ingested and cause serious cardiac issues in children. We report a pediatric case of such an object that caused cardiac tamponade after lodging in the left ventricle. The wire was extracted without cardiopulmonary bypass and a full recovery was made. Cardiac issues after ingestion of foreign objects are rare but immediate surgery is required for resolution.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

05 Jan 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
05 Jan 2022Submission Checks Completed
05 Jan 2022Assigned to Editor
05 Jan 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
12 Jan 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
13 Jan 20221st Revision Received
13 Jan 2022Submission Checks Completed
13 Jan 2022Assigned to Editor
13 Jan 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
13 Jan 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Accept