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Ruptured chordae tendineae of the posterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve as a cause of tricuspid regurgitation following blunt chest trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11425604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 12-year-old boy suffered a blunt chest trauma. Some hours later, a pulsatile bilateral jugular venous distension, a holosystolic murmur heard at the low parasternal border and hepatomegaly were observed. On echocardiography, ruptured chordae tendineae of the posterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve, as well as tricuspid regurgitation were detected. He remained asymptomatic during hospital stay and was discharged home in good condition. Thus, isolated ruptured chordae tendineae of the posterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve is another cause of tricuspid regurgitation following blunt chest trauma.
J dos Santos; C H de Marchi; R B Bestetti; H A Corbucci; P R Pavarino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1054-8807     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Pathol.     Publication Date:    2001 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212060     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Chordae Tendineae / injuries*
Heart Injuries / complications*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Tricuspid Valve / injuries*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography

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