oa South African Medical Journal - Migration of a Kirschner wire in the body - a case report

Volume 53, Issue 14
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Foreign bodies may enter the body by various ways, yet migration in the body seldom occurs. A case is descriptionbed where a Kirschner wire, which had been inserted in the shoulder joint, migrated through the pleural cavity and the diaphragm, apparently by force of gravity.

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