Removal of metallic foreign body in heart by minimally invasive procedure under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiogram.

@article{Qian2015RemovalOM,
  title={Removal of metallic foreign body in heart by minimally invasive procedure under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiogram.},
  author={Hong Fei Qian and Haibo Song and Yajiao Li and Chunling Jiang},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={
          E560-3
        }
}
Penetrating cardiac injury, caused by intracardiac foreign bodies, presents a big challenge to surgeons for that it is difficult to exactly locate the intracardiac foreign bodies due to the continuous movement of heart. We present the case of successful removal of two self-inflicted intramyocardial needles by minimally invasive procedures. Under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), left mini-anterolateral thoracotomy was performed and… CONTINUE READING

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