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Caval Injury due to Blunt Trauma: A Report of Two cases
Dae Woong Ryu, Mi Kyung Lee, Sam Youn Lee
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2012;25(4):287-290
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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.
Received: 21 November 2012   • Revised: 14 December 1901   • Accepted: 30 November 2012

Cardiac rupture after blunt trauma is very rare and caval injury is even rarer. However, cardiac rupture after blunt trauma is associated with very high mortality and can occur without a high speed collision or severe thoracic injury. Symptoms are not expressed in all patients in the early stage, so the condition is easily overlooked if patients have an associated injury, minimal thoracic injury or relatively stable vital signs. We report the successful management of two cases of vena caval injury after blunt trauma with slight thoracic injury.

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