Intrathoracic migration of a Kirschner wire

EMİROĞULLARI Ö. N. , Kahraman C., Tasdemir K., OĞUZKAYA F.

Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, vol.7, no.4, pp.319-320, 1999 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/021849239900700416
  • Title of Journal : Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-320


Intrathoracic migration of a Kirschner wire is a serious complication and immediate removal of the wire is mandatory. We describe a case of Kirschner wire migration from the left shoulder to the thorax. The wire was successfully retrieved from the intrapleural cavity.