Combined blunt traumatic rupture of the heart and aorta: two case reports and review of the literature.

Abstract

Blunt chest trauma resulting in combined aortic disruption and cardiac rupture, although a common autopsy finding, was found reported only once previously in a surviving patient. We report two cases repaired through a left posterolateral thoracotomy in which the cardiac injury was unsuspected and presented as an intraoperative finding of hemopericardium… (More)

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@article{Howanitz1990CombinedBT, title={Combined blunt traumatic rupture of the heart and aorta: two case reports and review of the literature.}, author={Evelyn Howanitz and David J Buckley and Todd Galbraith and Kimberly Murray and P. David Myerowitz}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1990}, volume={30 4}, pages={506-8} }