Intrathoracic migration of a Kirschner wire

Kumar, Pankaj; Godbole, Rajeev; Rees, Gareth M.; Sarkar, Pradip
April 2002
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Apr2002, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p198
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 36-year-old motorcyclist whose Kirschner wire in the clavicle migrated to the anterior mediastinum. The motorcyclist previously had a traffic accident and sustained an anterior dislocation of the right clavicle. He underwent open reduction and internal fixation with two wires. To remove the wire which migrated, the motorcyclist underwent a median sternotomy.


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