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Published online: 2014-01-08
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Colon injury by Kirschner wire

Marek Drążkiewicz, Dariusz Mościcki, Bartłomiej Marcin Główka, Paweł Sułowski, Tomasz Wawrzyniak
Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):72-75.

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Vol 15, No 1 (2013)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-01-08

Abstract

Colon injury resulting from the implantation of a Kirschner wire during total hip joint replacement surgery is a rare complication. In the case presented here, Kirschner wires migrated from the side of acetabular dome to the ascending colon thirteen years following orthopedic surgery. For a long time, no abdominal symptoms of the colon injury had been discernible, which then led to chronic anemia and, ultimately, symptoms of sepsis.

Abstract

Colon injury resulting from the implantation of a Kirschner wire during total hip joint replacement surgery is a rare complication. In the case presented here, Kirschner wires migrated from the side of acetabular dome to the ascending colon thirteen years following orthopedic surgery. For a long time, no abdominal symptoms of the colon injury had been discernible, which then led to chronic anemia and, ultimately, symptoms of sepsis.

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Keywords

Kirschner wire, large bowel perforation, hip alloplasty

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Title

Colon injury by Kirschner wire

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2013)

Pages

72-75

Published online

2014-01-08

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):72-75.

Keywords

Kirschner wire
large bowel perforation
hip alloplasty

Authors

Marek Drążkiewicz
Dariusz Mościcki
Bartłomiej Marcin Główka
Paweł Sułowski
Tomasz Wawrzyniak

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