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Traumatic coronary sinocameral fistula from a penetrating cardiac injury: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8015017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinically apparent penetrating cardiac wounds require emergent surgical therapy without the theoretical benefit of preoperative evaluation apart from the physical examination. Residual intracardiac injuries discovered following the successful resuscitation and repair of immediate life-threatening cardiac wounds should be sought in survivors of chest trauma who demonstrate new regurgitant murmurs or evidence of congestive heart failure. To our knowledge, we report here the second case of a traumatic left ventricle-to-coronary sinus fistula, along with recommendations for its management.
M A Wait; M Mueller; M J Barth; E Brickner; T Salman; M E Jessen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-22     Completed Date:  1994-07-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  894-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75235-8879.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Fistula / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Heart Diseases / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Heart Injuries / complications*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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