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Table 1 Cases of pectus bar or stabilising wire migration.

From: Intra-abdominal pectus bar migration – a rare clinical entity: case report

Author Procedure Presentation
Time
Migration Site Foreign
Material
Mechanism Outcome
Elami et el.[4] 1991 Lieberman
Procedure
24 months Right Atrium Metallic Bar Bar Fracture Removed at sternotomy
McWilliams et al.[6] 1992 Ravitch Type 48 months Right Costophrenic Angle Stabilising Wire Unknown Removed at thoracotomy
Dalrymple-Hay et al.[7] 1997 Ravitch Type 9 months Left Ventricle Ravitch Bar Unknown Removed at sternotomy
Stefani et al.[8] 1998 Lodi Procedure 3 months Peritoneum Kirschner Wire (used as a Bar) Unknown Removed at Video Laparoscopy
Onursal et al.[5] 1999 Ravitch Type 48 months Right Ventricle Ravitch Bar Bar Fracture Removed at thoracotomy
Kanegaonkar et al.[9] 2001 Ravitch Type 14 months Deep to the Sixth Rib Ravitch Bar Unknown Removed at Video Thoracoscopy
Kanegaonkar et al.[9] 2001 Ravitch Type 10 months Thoracic Cavity Ravitch Bar Unknown Removed at Video Thoracoscopy
Barakat et al.[10] 2004 Morgan Procedure 24 months Right Ventricular Epicardium Sternal Wire Broken Wire Removed at sternotomy
Hoel at al.[11] 2006 Nuss Procedure 2 months Ascending Aorta Nuss Bar Unknown Removed at sternotomy
Morimoto et al.[12] 2007 Nuss Procedure 36 months Ossified rib tissue Nuss Bar Unknown Mini-thoracotomy at insertion site
Morimoto et al.[12] 2007 Nuss Procedure 36 months Into underlying rib Nuss Bar Unknown Mini-thoracotomy at insertion site
Morimoto et al.[12] 2007 Nuss Procedure 36 months Underneath underlying rib Nuss Bar Unknown Mini-thoracotomy at insertion site
Tahmassebi et al. 2008 (This case) Ravitch Type 29 months Bare area of Liver Ravitch Bar Unknown Removed at Video Thoracoscopy