Interesting case of retrieval of intrathoracic Kirschner wire
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Kirschner wires are used in orthopedic surgery for fixation of fractures. We have recently treated a patient who presented with intrathoracic migration of a sharp Kirschner wire which was used for fixing acromioclavicular fracture. She underwent successful thoracotomy with retrieval of the wire from the right upper lobe. Close follow- up and early detection will allow successful treatment of this dangerous complication.
KeywordsIntrathoracic K-wire Migration
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