[Rupture of the interventricular septum and the left ventricular wall caused by non-penetrating thoracic trauma. Report of a case].

Abstract

Heart contusion is one of the many lesions that can result from closed chest trauma. The fatal case of a seven years old boy is presented. A ventricular septum and left ventricle free wall rupture resulted from a backward kick of a cow. Diagnosis, although too late, was made by echo-Doppler cardiography. This examination should be made whenever there is a closed chest trauma.

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@article{Castela1993RuptureOT, title={[Rupture of the interventricular septum and the left ventricular wall caused by non-penetrating thoracic trauma. Report of a case].}, author={Eduardo Castela and Leonor Ribeiro and Luis Eug{\'e}nio}, journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology}, year={1993}, volume={12 3}, pages={263-4} }