Traumatic Perforation of a Pacemaker Generator into the Abdominal Cavity

2015 Journal of Cardiobiology  
We report a case of a pacemaker generator of an epicardial system migrated into the abdominal cavity due to a traffic accident and its subsequent retrieval with a laparoscopic technique in an adult patient. The retrieval of the dislocated pacemaker proceeded without any incident. The pacemaker generator was placed in a parasternal subpectoral pocket on the left chest wall, which makes another perforation highly impossible.
doi:10.13188/2332-3671.1000015 fatcat:nbjicwh36bfhde3a2ftduk3wwe