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Rupture of the Tricuspid Valve due to Smashing the Chest into the Steering Wheel.
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PMID:  23232298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 32-year-old man was urgently referred to our hospital with severe tricuspid insufficiency following a car accident. The completely flail anterior leaflet, due to the rupture of the papillary muscles, was revealed by a two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. In the operation, we also detected a tear on the anterior leaflet and the rupture of numerous chordae tendineae of the other leaflets. Valve repair was not considered feasible, therefore the tricuspid valve was replaced with a 31 mm mechanical prosthesis. The patient's recovery from surgery was uneventful, and he was discharged on the seventh postoperative day.
Koray Aykut; Murat Kaya; Unal Acıkel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ozel Ege Hospital, Denizli, Turkey.
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