PULMONARY ARTERY PERFORATION AFTER KIRSCHNER WIRE MIGRATION: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

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Abstract

Utilization of Kirschner wires for bone and joint fixation is potentially complicated by migration of the wire from the fixation site over time. However, a review of the literature disclosed few reports of this complication. We describe such a case in order to emphasize the potential danger of the migration of such metallic devices used near thoracic cavity.

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