Chronic Perforation of the Aortic Arch by Kirschner Wires


Perforation of the heart or great vessels by orthopedic wires is a rare complication that mostly results in severe or even lethal organ injury. Therefore, such conditions mostly require immediate surgical removal of the wires. However, in some individual cases, a conservative approach may be preferable. We describe a case of a 70-year-old woman whose aortic… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584268

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