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Successful Treatment of Blunt Traumatic Rupture of the Left Atrial Appendage and Pericardium: A Case Report
Kyu Hyouck Kyoung, Sung Ho Jung, Suk Kyung Hong
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2011;24(2):168-170
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1Department of Surgery, Inje University College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
3Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. skhong94@amc.seoul.kr
Received: 4 August 2011   • Revised: 13 October 2011   • Accepted: 2 November 2011

Blunt cardiac rupture is uncommon and is associated with significant mortality. Patients with blunt cardiac rupture usually have combined injury and do not always show signs of cardiac tamponade, which delays the diagnosis of cardiac rupture and increases mortality. We report a case of cardiac rupture diagnosed and treated by using only thoracic exploration based on clinical impression, with radiologic studies, including even echocardiography, showing negative results.

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