Retained pacemaker wire

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Post procedure.

Modality: X-ray

Linear metallic density projecting over the right heart border. 

Case Discussion

This patient has a permanent pacemaker inserted because of heart block. The pacemaker was subsequently removed, but the wire would not be removed. It was left in-situ.

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Case Information

rID: 7316
Case created: 10th Oct 2009
Last edited: 16th Nov 2015
Systems: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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