Pericardial rupture without cardiac injury or herniation

  title={Pericardial rupture without cardiac injury or herniation},
  author={Vikram Palimar and Kaushal Kishore and Sajan Babu and Chandni Gupta},
Pericardial rupture following blunt chest trauma is rare and are usually observed intraoperatively or at autopsy. Such cases if encountered in triage warrants emergency and prompt initiative as the complication like cardiac herniation are life threatening. Cardiac herniation itself may lead to torsion of great vessels and subsequently decreased cardiac output. Mortality rate is high, probably because of other associated polytrauma. Here by we are presenting a case of fall from height of a 46… CONTINUE READING