Migration of four Kirschner wires from the humerus to the vertebral column passing through the lung


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ÖNAL Ö. , HASDIRAZ L. , OĞUZKAYA F.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.24, sa.1, ss.151-154, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.10893
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.151-154

Özet

A 63-year-old female patient with Parkinson's disease who was performed stabilization with Kirschner wires due to right proximal humerus sectional fracture four weeks before was referred to our clinic upon detection of migration of four Kirschner wires to right hemithorax. Immediate thoracotomy was performed and four Kirschner wires were carefully removed from the right hemithorax. Patient was discharged on postoperative day six without any problem. Orthopedic surgeons should avoid the use of such materials with ends remaining outside in patients who are unable to receive adequate home care. Patients should be evaluated as a whole together with their social environment and the most appropriate treatment method should be selected not only for the disease but also for the patients.