Right ventricular penetration and cardiac tamponade as a late complication of Kirschner wire placement in the sternoclavicular joint.

Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

PubMedID: 17670415

Gulcan O, Sezgin AT, Bolat B, Turkoz R. Right ventricular penetration and cardiac tamponade as a late complication of Kirschner wire placement in the sternoclavicular joint. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2005;4(4):295-6.
A 44-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency service with dyspnea, chest pain, and vomiting. Cardiac tamponade due to right ventricular penetration of a Kirschner wire was detected as a late complication of wire placement in the sternoclavicular joint. Clinicians should be aware of wire migration with cardiac penetration as a late complication of Kirschner wire placed in any part of the body.