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Traumatic rupture of the pericardium with a peculiar chest radiographic finding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8111775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 46-year-old man was admitted because of progressive exertional dyspnea and pulsating neck vein for 3 years. He had a history of car accident with his chest struck by the steering wheel 10 years previously. Physical checkup and laboratory studies revealed severe tricuspid regurgitation. The chest radiography disclosed mild cardiomegaly and shift of the heart towards the left hemithorax with a bizarre cardiac silhouette showing double contour over the left ventricular border, suggesting the possibility of partial absence of the left pericardium. The latter diagnosis was confirmed at open heart surgery for the associated severe tricuspid regurgitation.
J J Hwang; W P Lien; J J Chen; P Kuan; C R Hung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-30     Completed Date:  1994-03-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan, University Hospital, Taipei, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Heart Injuries / radiography*
Middle Aged
Pericardium / injuries*
Radiography, Thoracic
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / radiography

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