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Foreign body in the myocardium as a cause of constrictive pericarditis
  1. Y. Kishon,
  2. Y. Pauzner,
  3. F. Dalith,
  4. Henry N. Neufeld
  1. Heart Institute, Tel-Hashomer Government Hospital, the University of Tel-Aviv Medical School, Israel
  2. Department of Cardio thoracic Surgery, Tel-Hashomer Government Hospital, the University of Tel-Aviv Medical School, Israel
  3. Department of Radiology, Tel-Hashomer Government Hospital, the University of Tel-Aviv Medical School, Israel

    Abstract

    An unusual case of constrictive pericarditis, caused by lodging of a needle in the heart wall, is presented and discussed. Attention is focused on the rapid development of the constriction and the benefit gained from surgical intervention.

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