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A Case of Tricuspid Regurgitation after Blunt Chest Trauma
Gi Hun Choi, Jeong Yeol Seo, Moo Eob Ahn, Hee Cheol Ahn, Sung Eun Kim, Seung Hwan Cheun, Seung Yong Lee, Kwang Min Choi, Hyung Soo Kim, Jae Bong Chung, Jun Hwi Cho, Joong Bum Mun, Chan Woo Park
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2006;19(2):188-191
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chunchon, Korea.
2Department of Chest Surgery, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chunchon, Korea.
3Department of Emergency Medicine, Cheju Halla Hospital, Cheju, Korea.
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangwon National University College of Medicine, Chunchon, Korea.

Tricuspid regurgitation after blunt chest trauma is rarely seen in the emergency department. A 19-year-old patient visited our emergency department with chest discomfort after collision with his brother while skiing. Recently, Skiing as a winter sports has become popular with the Korean people, so there is an increasing tendency for patients with diverse traumas associated with ski accidents to visit the emergency department. From simple abrasions or contusions to deadly injuries with unstable vital signs, we are seeing many kind of injuries in the emergency department. We present the case report of a patient with tricuspid regurgitation after a blunt chest trauma during the skiing.

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