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A rare case of penetrating lung and cardiac injury due to late migration of multiple Kirschner-wire after shoulder fracture fixation

  • Ivan Joalsen ,
  • Arif Prasetyo Utomo ,

Abstract

Introduction: Penetrating foreign body through lung and cardiac is very uncommon case and may lead to life-threatening complication.

Case: We reported an unusual case of penetrating lung and cardiac injury as a complication of open reduction and internal fixation combined with transfixing wire of right glenohumeral procedure.

Conclusion: The Kirschner wires were successfully extracted by using heart-lung machine (HLM) through thoracotomy and sternotomy approach, consecutively.

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How to Cite

Joalsen, I., & Utomo, A. P. (2020). A rare case of penetrating lung and cardiac injury due to late migration of multiple Kirschner-wire after shoulder fracture fixation. Bali Medical Journal, 9(1), 44–46. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v9i1.1461

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