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Non-perforating pericardial rupture causing cardiac tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17669985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 51-year-old auto truck driver was transferred to our hospital after crashing. He had a severe pain on the left anterior chest wall with high central venous pressure of 30 cm H(2)O. Surveillance of the chest revealed cardiac tamponade and the right seventh rib fracture with left pleural effusion. Pericardiotomy through median sternotomy led to extrusive bloody pericardial effusion. Non-perforating pericardial laceration at the site of the adjoining muscular structure of the diaphragm was repaired with direct suture closure. His postoperative course was uneventful.
Authors:
Hiroshi Onda; Yuichiro Kaminishi; Yoshio Misawa; Katsuo Fuse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2009-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Jichi Medical School, Minami-kawachi, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan.
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