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Jones J, Intra-cardiac nail. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-8040
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Chest x-rays demonstrate a long nail projecting over the cardiac silhouette in both projections.
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This patient attempted to commit suicide with a nail-gun pointed at the chest. The nail penetrated the heart and can be seen on the lateral view blurred secondary to cardiac motion.
It was successfully removed at surgery.
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- 2. Nail gun from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nail gun