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JCU 2001 ;9(2) :157-160.
A Case of Isolated Ventricular Septal Rupture Following Non-penetrating Chest Trauma
Hee-Jung Yun, Seung-Won Jin, Young-Yong Ahn, Joo-Hyun Lee, Yong-Joo Kim, Jong-Beom Kwan, Ho-Joong Youn, Keon Park, Jun-Chul Park, Chi-Kyung Kim, Jae-Hyung Kim, Soon-Jo Hong, Kyu-Bo Choi
Department of Internal Medicine and Chest Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Seung-Won Jin ,
ABSTRACT
Traumatic ventricular septal rupture following traffic accident is presummed to occur by external compression of the heart during late diastole or isovolumetric systole when the ventricular chambers are full and the valves are closed. Isolated ventricular septal rupture following non-penetrating chest trauma is known to be extremely rare. We report a 29-year-old man with suddenly developed ventricular septal rupture follwing non-penetrating chest trauma by traffic accident, which he was died suddenly due to cardiac arrest in front of an operation.
Keywords: Non-penetrating chest trauma, Ventricular septal rupture
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