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Surgical management of penetrating cardiac injuries using a fibrin glue sheet.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17669945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A penetrating cardiac injury is among the most lethal of all injuries. We present a case of penetrating cardiac injuries to both ventricles. A laceration on the right ventricle was repaired using buttressed sutures, while an injury to the left ventricle was repaired using a collagen mesh dressing covered by fibrin glue (TachoComb patch) without employing cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient recovered uneventfully without a ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Our results demonstrate the usefulness of a TachoComb patch for penetrating cardiac injuries occurring adjacent to the large coronary artery in the posterior wall of the heart.
Koichi Toda; Masao Yoshitatsu; Hironori Izutani; Katsuhiko Ihara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Kure Medical Center, Hiroshima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive / therapeutic use*
Heart Injuries / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Wounds, Stab / pathology,  surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Tissue Adhesive

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