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Vol 15, No 1 (2013)
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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.


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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