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Metallic foreign body migrating to the chest wall
Yucel Akkas1, Ulku Eren Yazici2, Ertan Aydin3
1MD Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
2Associate Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Ataturk Chest Disease and Chest Surgery Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
3Associate Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Koru Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Article ID: 100031Z12YA2016
doi:10.5348/Z12-2016-31-CR-23

Address correspondence to:
Yücel Akkas,
MD, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital
Ankara
Turkey

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Akkas Y, Yazici UE, Aydin E. Metallic foreign body migrating to the chest wall. J Case Rep Images Surg 2016;2:88–91.


Abstract
Introduction: Foreign bodies are seen rarely in the chest wall because of this we want to present this case.
Case Report: A 54-year-old male patient who did not have trauma and foreign body aspiration was admitted to hospital. Physical examination was normal. There was a radiopaque foreign body observed at the level of left anterior fourth rib in the radiological examination. The metal nail was removed by left anterior thoracotomy with partial rib resection. He was discharged postoperative fourth day.
Conclusion: In those patients who have chest pain without foreign body history due to trauma, embedded foreign bodies through migration should be kept in mind. In such cases, the patient's occupation should be considered.

Keywords: Chest wall, Foreign body, Migration, Thoracotomy


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Author Contributions
Yucel Akkas – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ulku Eren Yazici – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ertan Aydin – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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About The Authors

Yucel Akkas is Medical Doctor in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara,Turkey. His research interests include lung cancer, thoracic deformity, esophagus.



Ülkü Eren Yazici is an Associate Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Ataturk Chest Disease and Chest Surgery Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Her research interests include lung cancer.



Ertan Aydin is an Associate Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Koru Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. His research interests include lung cancer.




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