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Left-sided diaphragmatic and pericardial ruptures with subluxation of the heart after blunt trauma.
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PMID:  22186460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We present a rare case of individual but simultaneous rupture of the left pericardium and diaphragm in a patient with multiple blunt trauma. Skeletal trauma was repaired uneventfully with internal plate fixation. Diaphragmatic rupture was suspected and diagnosed 13 days from the initial trauma when the patient exhibited chest pain, dyspnea, and nausea. Intraoperatively, a pericardial rupture was discovered along with subluxation of the heart and repaired with a mesh.
Jarmo M Gunn; Jukka Savola; Kari Isotalo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland.
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