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Multiple ventricular septal rupture after blunt trauma.
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PMID:  23816078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ventricular septal rupture occurring as a result of blunt trauma is a very rare clinical condition. Compression of the heart between the sternum and the vertebral column during late diastole or isovolumetric contraction resulting in sudden increase in the intracardiac pressure is a prerequisite for its occurrence. Sudden relief of the inner pressure becomes impossible when the heart is full, thereby resulting in myocardial contusion and rupture. We report a case of a young schoolboy who presented to us with this serious disease and was successfully treated with surgical closure of the defect with a polytetrafluoroethylene patch.
Rajesh Sadanandan Pillai; Preetha Prasad; Rajesh Gopalan Nair; Sisir Balakrishna Pillai; Biju Thazhathu Puthenveetil; Kudakachira Mathew Kuriakose
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. Electronic address:
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