Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Jan 28;5(1):ytaa500. Epub 2020 Dec 28.
Cardiovascular Center, University of Florida Health Jacksonville, 5th Floor Ambulatory Care Center, Box C-35 655 W 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA.
Background: Cardiac foreign bodies (FBs) are rare findings that may present as cardiac masses initially. Here, we present an exceptional and rare case of a hypodermic needle FB that transmigrated to the left atrium and presented as a left atrial mass.
Case Summary: A 28-year-old woman with multiple psychiatric disorders including intentional FB ingestion and self-inflicting injuries presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and chest pain that radiated to the left arm and face for 2 weeks. Read More