Severe liver rupture and tricuspid valve rupture in a patient with multiple trauma.

Abstract

A patient with a severe liver injury and an acute cardiac failure due to a traumatic tricuspid valve failure is presented. During liver surgery, massive venous bleeding was caused by regurgitation of blood through the insufficient tricuspid valve. Right ventricular failure, leading to persistent hemodynamic instability, and caused by massive posttraumatic tricuspid regurgitation, has been treated with biological valve replacement. Diagnosis and management of posttraumatic tricuspid insufficiency are discussed.

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@article{Janzing1995SevereLR, title={Severe liver rupture and tricuspid valve rupture in a patient with multiple trauma.}, author={Heinrich M. J. Janzing and P. Rommens and Willem J. Flameng and Rita Aerts and Peter Lauwers and Paul Louis Oscar Broos}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1995}, volume={38 5}, pages={828-9} }