Cardiac injury during needle localized surgical breast biopsy

Steve R. Martinez, Mark Gelfand, Hisham S. Hourani, Joseph J. Sorrento, Eugene P. Mohan

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Abstract

Needle localized breast biopsy is commonly used to diagnose and remove non-palpable breast lesions. We present the first case of cardiac injury resulting from needle localized breast biopsy. A hooked-end monofilament wire penetrated the pericardium and myocardium overlying the left ventricle. The wire was pulled and the patient managed non-operatively with close monitoring that included plain chest radiographs, electrocardiography, and echocardiography. The literature regarding complications of the procedure was reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Breast biopsy
  • Complications
  • Injury
  • Needle localized

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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Martinez, S. R., Gelfand, M., Hourani, H. S., Sorrento, J. J., & Mohan, E. P. (2003). Cardiac injury during needle localized surgical breast biopsy. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 82(4), 261-265. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.10218