Thoracoscopic Removal of K‑wire Penetrating Lung and Mediastinum


1 Departments of Surgical Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India

2 Departments of General and Minimal Access Surgery, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India

3 Departments of Anesthesia, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India



Kirschner wire (K‑wire) migration into thoracic cavity and organs are uncommon but can have fatal complications. A 60‑year‑old gentleman
had repair of dislocated left acromioclavicular joint with K‑wire, which migrated, from the joint into left lung and mediastinum. He was
successfully treated by thoracoscopic retrieval of migrated K‑wire.


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