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Removal of intracardiac transfixing foreign body object

Luís Alberto DallanI; Sérgio Almeida de OliveiraI; José Carlos R IglésiasI; Geraldo VerginelliI; Adib D JateneI

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-76381994000400005


The clinical management and the technique used for removal of intracardiac transfixing foreign body (needles) is described by the autors. It consists of manually involving the heart and expression of its inferior wall against the anterior in order to direct the path of the object through the myocardium. Special emphasis is given to the visualization of the site where the object tends to externalize, aiming to prevent the eventual injuries of the coronary arterial system.


Os autores discutem a indicação e descrevem a técnica utilizada para a retirada de corpo estranho transfixante intracardíaco. Consiste no envolvimento manual do coração e a compressão de sua parede inferior contra a anterior, de modo a direcionar a trajetória do corpo estranho através do miocárdio. Especial ênfase é dada à visibilização do local onde o objeto tende a se exteriorizar, visando prevenir eventuais danos ao sistema arterial coronário.
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