The migration of Kischner wire from clavicle into pericardium and liver hilum: a 30-year journey


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AKÇAM T. İ. , ÇAKAN A. , ERGÖNÜL A. G. , CEYLAN N. , ÇAĞIRICI U.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.22, ss.680-682, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.7669
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.680-682

Özet

Although rare, thin wire or metallic apparatus which are used for orthopedic fixation may migrate after many years. In this article, we report a 60-year-old male case of the migration of the Kirschner wires used for fixation for the clavicle fracture after 30 years into the pericardium and liver. The Kirshner wire which was detected on chest X-ray incidentally was removed surgically. As such foreign bodies may lead to serious complications, removal is required once detected.