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Heart, Lung and Circulation

Intrathoracic Migration of a Loop Recorder Device: An Unusual Clinical Entity

Published:November 15, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2021.09.018
      Intrathoracic migration of devices implanted into the chest wall causing major intrathoracic injuries has been documented [
      • Bachir N.
      • Lemaitre J.
      • Lardinois I.
      Intrathoracic hooked wire migration managed by minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery.
      ,
      • Baquero L.
      • Fragata J.
      Cardiac tamponade due to intrathoracic migration of a Kirschner wire.
      ,
      • Mozaffari M.
      • Estfan R.
      • Sarkar S.
      Intrathoracic migration of an unbent Steinmann pin.
      ]. To our knowledge, there have been no reports on intrathoracic migration of an implanted loop recorder.

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        • Lemaitre J.
        • Lardinois I.
        Intrathoracic hooked wire migration managed by minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery.
        Acta Chirurgica Belgica. 2018; : 1-4
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        • Fragata J.
        Cardiac tamponade due to intrathoracic migration of a Kirschner wire.
        Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc. 2009; 16: 199-202
        • Mozaffari M.
        • Estfan R.
        • Sarkar S.
        Intrathoracic migration of an unbent Steinmann pin.
        Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2014; 96: e21