Percutaneous retrieval of a shard of metal from the right ventricular apex after an industrial accident


A 29-year-old man suffered from an industrial accident as a piece of metal of a die-cutter burst and shards of metal penetrated his right upper arm. One shard was localized via x-ray and computer tomography within the apex of the right ventricle. Here we report on a successful retrieval of this shard of metal by aspirating it via a 6F multipurpose (MP) catheter. Keywords: Foreign body, Right ventricl

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