Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Source : Internet Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2006 Volume 8 Number 2.
Url : http://ispub.com/IJTCVS/8/2/12514#
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : C. V. T. S, General Medicine
Year : 2006
Abstract : The use of Kirschner wires for the fixation of fracture dislocations is a common and standard practise. We report here a case of migration of two kirschner wires used for fixation of the sternoclavicular joint. The broken distal ends had migrated into the superior mediastinum and the pericardial cavity. The wires were retrieved via an anterolateral thoracotomy. Migrated kirschner wires into the mediastinum have been reported sporadically in the literature. Early diagnosis and removal of such foreign bodies are important in order to avert potentially fatal major structure involvement.
Cite this Research Publication : Gopal K, Neelakandhan K. Migrated Kirschner Wires In The Mediastinum: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature. The Internet Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2006 Volume 8 Number 2.