Delayed heart perforation after blunt trauma

Roth, Thierry; Kipfer, Beat; Takala, Jukka; Schmid, Ralph A. (2002). Delayed heart perforation after blunt trauma. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery, 21(1), pp. 121-123. Elsevier Science B.V. 10.1016/S1010-7940(01)01054-5

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A 33-year-old patient was hospitalized after a blunt chest trauma with a left flail chest. Six hours after admission to the intensive care unit the patient suddenly developed hypotension and tachycardia. His left chest tube drained 1.5 l of blood within minutes. Immediate resuscitation and emergency sternotomy with left anterolateral extension was performed for pericardial tamponade secondary to left ventricular perforation due to a sharp rib fragment. Outcome was favourable and the patient was operated on for his flail chest by internal stabilization the next day.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Thoracic Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic of Intensive Care
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Takala, Jukka and Schmid, Ralph

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1010-7940

Publisher:

Elsevier Science B.V.

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marceline Brodmann

Date Deposited:

05 Oct 2020 12:12

Last Modified:

05 Oct 2020 12:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S1010-7940(01)01054-5

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.115723

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/115723

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