Year: 2000 Source: Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, v.48, no.2, (February 2000), p.142-144 SIEC No: 20010798

The case of a 39-year-old man who attempted to kill himself using a small knife to penetrate the left anterior chest wall is reported. Immediate resuscitation & emergency surgery led to an uneventful & full physical recovery. (10 refs.)