Pediatric penetrating cardiac injury from abuse: A case report

Juan E Sola, Jorge Huaco Cateriano, William R. Thompson, Holly Neville

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While cardiac foreign bodies after trauma have been described in the literature, we report the first case of intentional injury in an infant with an intracardiac needle. We review the literature and stress the need for a high degree of vigilance in evaluating children for potential child abuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008



  • Child abuse
  • Intentional injury
  • Pediatric
  • Penetrating cardiac injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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