ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An unusual self-inserted foreign body in the mediastinum and its management: a case report
Burhan Apilioğulları1, Banu Yoldaş1, Hıdır Esme1, Taha Tahir Bekçi2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Konya Training and Research Hospital Konya, Turkey
2Department of Chest Diseases, Konya Training and Research Hospital Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5311
Although there are cases with mediastinal foreign bodies after several surgical procedures or accidental conditions, self-inserted objects into the mediastinum via hypopharynx due to psychological disorder is very rare. The surgical removal is essential due to the risks of migration, mediastinitis and erosion into great vessels. In this article, we report the management modality with the left cervical incision in 61-year-old schizophrenic female who was admitted with hemoptysis caused by a selfinserted mediastinal foreign body.
Keywords : Cervical incision; foreign body; mediastinum
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