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Delayed cardiac rupture occurring two months after blunt chest trauma.
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PMID:  21225401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We describe a rare case of successful repair of delayed cardiac rupture due to blunt chest trauma; the cardiac rupture occurred 74 days after the trauma. A 75-year-old woman with a history of blunt chest trauma that caused multiple rib fractures underwent an emergent thoracotomy due to left hemothorax. A coin-sized pericardial defect and cardiac rupture on the left ventricle was found to be close to a fractured rib, which was thought to have damaged the myocardium and thus induced time-dependent myocardial degeneration. The cardiac rupture and the pericardial defect did not induce life-threatening cardiac tamponade; however, the cardiac rupture did induce hemothorax, which could be successfully treated.
Shinsaku Ueda; Yasuhiro Ito; Toshiaki Konnai; Satoshi Suzuki; Katsuhiko Isogami
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-01-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital, 71 Hebita-Nishimichisita, Ishinomaki, Miyagi 986-8522, Japan.
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