CASE REPORT

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

Ivan Joalsen
Staff of Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Abdul Wahab Sjahranie General Hospital- Medical Faculty of Mulawarman University, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Email: [email protected]

Arif Prasetyo Utomo
Staff of Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Abdul Wahab Sjahranie General Hospital- Medical Faculty of Mulawarman University, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Online First: February 02, 2020 | Cite this Article
Joalsen, I., Utomo, A. 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. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v9i1.1461


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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