Complications of retained epicardial pacing wires: an unusual bronchial foreign body.

@article{Gentry1993ComplicationsOR,
  title={Complications of retained epicardial pacing wires: an unusual bronchial foreign body.},
  author={W H Gentry and A. Abo Al Hassan},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={1391-3}
}
The use of temporary epicardial pacing wires after open cardiac operations has been associated with a low morbidity. Complications can be divided into those encountered during placement, removal, or retention of these wires. We describe herein an unusual complication of a retained temporary epicardial pacing wire presenting as a posterior mediastinal mass… CONTINUE READING