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      Constrictive pericarditis due to ingestion of a toothpick.

      The Annals of thoracic surgery
      Candidiasis, etiology, Drainage, methods, Foreign Bodies, complications, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pericardial Effusion, therapy, Pericardial Window Techniques, Pericardiectomy, Pericarditis, microbiology, Pericardium

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          A case of a 53-year-old man with constrictive pericarditis due to the ingestion of a toothpick is presented. Computed tomography was unable to show the toothpick, and the diagnosis was made during the operation. Ingested toothpicks have often been reported as a cause of gastrointestinal injuries but in this rare case a toothpick actually migrated into the pericardium.

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