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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2014;27(3):71-74.
A Case of Cardiac Laceration due to Anterior Thoracic Stab Injury
Won Gi Woo, Ji Young Jang, Seung Hwan Lee, Chang Young Lee, Jae Gil Lee
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jakii@yuhs.ac
2Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
흉부 자상 환자에서 발생한 심장 열상
우원기, 장지영1, 이승환1, 이창영, 이재길1
연세대학교 의과대학 흉부외과학교실, 1외과학교실
Received: 13 December 2013   • Revised: 10 June 2014   • Accepted: 8 July 2014
Abstract
Among chest trauma patients, cardiac laceration is a rare, but severe, condition requiring prompt management. Depending on the patient's hemodynamic status, early detection rate of a cardiac laceration may or may not be occur. If a possibility of cardiac laceration exists, an emergent thoracotomy should be performed. Furthermore, patients who experience a cardiac laceration also experience different kinds of complications. Therefore, close follow-up and monitoring are required. Herein, we report a 41-year-old man with a left atrium and a left ventricle laceration caused by a thoracic stab injury.
Key Words: Chest trauma; Cardiac laceration; Stab wound; Emergency thoracotomy


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