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Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1572890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tricuspid valvular insufficiency caused by blunt thoracic trauma may be clinically silent and imprecise. Diagnosis is often done by cardiac catheterization and two-dimensional echocardiography (2-DE); the latter may show abnormalities of the tricuspid leaflet motion. The surgical technique for its correction is still controversial. We report here the case of an eighteen year old man who was involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident. Seven months later, due to dyspnoea and fatigue, 2D-E examination revealed cardiac enlargement and severe tricuspid regurgitation. Surgery was indicated in order to repair valve incompetence. Reinsertion of the chordae tendineae at the anterolateral papillary muscle and annuloplasty was performed and ten months postoperatively, he is in good clinical condition and 2D-E control shows a trivial residual tricuspid insufficiency.
I Naja; J L Pomar; C Barriuso; C Mestres; J Mulet
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1992 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-04     Completed Date:  1992-06-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Papillary Muscles / injuries
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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