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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-86

Thoracoscopic removal of K-wire penetrating lung and mediastinum


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of General and Minimal Access Surgery, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India
3 Department of Anesthesia, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Roman Dutta
Department of Surgical Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali Sector 1, Delhi-NCR
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/atr.atr_33_18

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Kirschner wire (K-wire) migration into thoracic cavity and organs are uncommon but can have fatal complications. A 60-year-old gentleman had repair of dislocated left acromioclavicular joint with K-wire, which migrated, from the joint into left lung and mediastinum. He was successfully treated by thoracoscopic retrieval of migrated K-wire.


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