oa South African Medical Journal - Migration of a Kirschner wire in the body - a case report
|Article Title||Migration of a Kirschner wire in the body - a case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 H.F. Verwoerd Hospital and University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Apr 1978|
|Pages||557 - 558|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiothoracic surgery, Case report, Foreign body, Kirschner wire migration and Radiology|
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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