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2021 May

Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg



Migraine-like headaches associated with nickel allergy requiring removal of atrial septal defect closure device.


Sadasivan Nair P, Jaya J S, Comella A, Smith J A, Harper R, Joshi P P
Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May; 37(3):299-302.
PMID: 33958838.


There is a deficit of literature regarding the association between nickel allergy-induced symptoms and implanted devices. This report describes a case of nickel allergy causing debilitating migraine-like symptoms, failing to resolve with medical therapy, requiring surgical removal of the device and repair of the defect.