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Traumatic Pericardial Rupture: A Case Report
Il Hwan Park, Joong Hwan Oh, Seung Hoon Seong
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2009;22(1):116-118
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1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea. mdjhoh@yonsei.ac.kr
2Department of General Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Pericardial rupture due to blunt trauma is very rare, but can lead to serious complications. It occurs mainly on the left, is found incidentally during surgery, and is seldom discovered radiologically unless accompanied by cardiac herniation. The following case describes a 53-year-old traffic-accident victim who received emergency pericardial repair and bleeding control via an exploratory thoracotomy and an exploratory laparatomy. The patient was discharged without any complication and remained healthy at six month after injury.

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