Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
versão impressa ISSN 0102-7638
DAUD, Danilo Felix e CAMPOS, Marcos Menezes Freitas de. Migration of a Kirschner wire into the thoracic ascendent aorta artery. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp. 508-510. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1678-9741.20110033.
The orthopedic metallic pins and wires migration for the chest cavity is uncommon and rarely reported in medical literature although it is potentially lethal, especially when they reach the heart or mediastinum great vessels. We reported a case of Kirschner wire withdrawal, for right postero-lateral thoracotomy, which were transfixanting ascendent thoracic aorta artery, in its due to its migration of left clavicle, where it was placed to fix an occurred fracture 10 years before.
Palavras-chave : Bone wires; Chest pain; Foreign-body migration.