Migration and Colon Perforation of Intraperitoneal Cardiac Pacemaker Systems

Ali Dodge-Khatami, Carl L. Backer, Martin Meuli, René Prêtre, Maren Tomaske, Constantine Mavroudis

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Epicardial pacemaker systems include pacing leads and a generator, which exceptionally may have to be implanted in the abdomen. We report three such pediatric cases where severe intraabdominal complications occurred owing to migration and erosion of the generators into visceral organs and urge extreme caution with this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2230-2232
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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