Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85--87

Nail in the heart of a 4-year-old Nigerian girl


Ibrahim Aliyu1, Ismail M Inuwa2 
1 Department of Paediatrics, Cardiothoracic Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim Aliyu
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University Kano, Kano
Nigeria

Children are very active and explorational, some of the plays they engage in occasionally put them in harm«SQ»s way. Common problems often encountered especially in those less than 3 years are cases of foreign body aspiration and ingestion. However, we report a case of traumatic chest penetrating nail injury with penetration of the right ventricle in a 4-year-old Nigerian girl; who was fortunate to have survived following successfully surgical extraction of the nail.


How to cite this article:
Aliyu I, Inuwa IM. Nail in the heart of a 4-year-old Nigerian girl.Nig J Cardiol 2013;10:85-87


How to cite this URL:
Aliyu I, Inuwa IM. Nail in the heart of a 4-year-old Nigerian girl. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Aug 15 ];10:85-87
Available from: https://www.nigjcardiol.org/article.asp?issn=0189-7969;year=2013;volume=10;issue=2;spage=85;epage=87;aulast=Aliyu;type=0