Pericardial tamponade with a normal cardiopericardial silhouette due to a penetrating metallic projectile propelled by a lawnmower

Shadi Abdar Esfahani, David K Yousefzadeh
Pediatric Cardiology 2013, 34 (8): 2044-6
This report describes a case of pericardial tamponade in a 6-year-old boy due to a penetrating projectile coat hunger wire propelled by a lawnmower. A dismissible dermal injury at the entry point and a normal initial cardiopericardial silhouette are reported. The report issues a new warning to be added to the warnings already listed in lawnmower manuals.

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