oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - A case of electrode fracture associated with pacemaker migration to the pelvis in a 2-year-old

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



The migration of a pacemaker from the subrectus area of the abdomen to the lower pelvic region, causing pacemaker electrode extension and eventual fracture in a child of 2 years, is reported. Subsequent analysis revealed that breakage may have been augmented by fibrous adhesion around the electrode at a site distal to the pacemaker rather than tension caused by the mass of the pacemaker alone.

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