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Traumatic rupture of the anterior papillary muscle. Review of the literature and report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6666385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of traumatic rupture of the anterior papillary muscle is presented. The patient survived for 3.5 h after injury without showing any serious cardiac symptoms, and in the absence of external chest injuries. Cardiac injury should always be suspected after a head-on collision, even if significant symptoms are missing.
C Scorretti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin. Journal of legal medicine     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0044-3433     ISO Abbreviation:  Z. Rechtsmed.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-16     Completed Date:  1984-03-16     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247437     Medline TA:  Z Rechtsmed     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Aorta, Thoracic / pathology
Forensic Medicine*
Mitral Valve / pathology
Papillary Muscles / injuries*,  pathology
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / pathology*

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