DOI: 10.5176/2382-5669_CCMR13.03

Authors: Frankie C. Ligas M.D., Samuel Yadao M.D., Marivic V. Vestal M.D. and Cherry Lyn Montealto M.D.


This is a case of a 13-year old boy who complained of sudden onset of shortness of breath after 5 years from an orthopedic surgery. Further work up revealed a fragmented Kirschner wire puncturing the right ventricle producing cardiac tamponade. He underwent emergency thoracotomy and patient survived without complications.

Keywords: Kirschner wire

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