Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

UNUSUAL CASE
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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 108--110

Self-insertion of needles: An unusual cause of empyema thoracis and its thoracoscopic management

Vinod Jain, Sandeep Tiwari, Samir Misra, Debashish Chaudhary 
 Department of Surgery, C.S.M. Medical University, Lucknow, India

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Vinod Jain
Department of Surgery, C.S.M. Medical University, Lucknow
India

Intrapulmonary aberrant needles are rare in clinical practice. Most common cause till date is the intra-thoracic migration of pins and wires commonly used in treatment of fractures and dislocations of upper extremity. Some cases of traumatic intra-thoracic insertion of needles have also been reported. We report a patient of empyema thoracis due to unusual habit of self-insertion of needles in his body because of some myth. The patient was successfully managed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.


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Jain V, Tiwari S, Misra S, Chaudhary D. Self-insertion of needles: An unusual cause of empyema thoracis and its thoracoscopic management.J Min Access Surg 2009;5:108-110


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Jain V, Tiwari S, Misra S, Chaudhary D. Self-insertion of needles: An unusual cause of empyema thoracis and its thoracoscopic management. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];5:108-110
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