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Right atrial rupture in blunt chest trauma

  • Keiichi Fujiwara
  • Yasuaki Naito
  • Hiroyoshi Komai
  • Hiroya Yokochi
  • Katsumi Enomoto
  • Masahiro Shinozaki
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Abstract

The mortality rate from cardiac rupture by blunt chest injury is high. Here, we report a case of 27-year-old male who suffered a right atrial rupture by blunt chest injury and was successfully treated. The hemodynamics were stabilized by pericardiocentesis with a 5F Pigtail catheter for cardiac tamponade and rapid fluid transfusion. Then the right atrial rupture was repaired without a cardiopulmonary bypass. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on the 14th postoperative day.

Key words

cardiac rupture blunt chest injury right atrial rupture 

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© Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keiichi Fujiwara
    • 1
  • Yasuaki Naito
    • 1
  • Hiroyoshi Komai
    • 1
  • Hiroya Yokochi
    • 2
  • Katsumi Enomoto
    • 2
  • Masahiro Shinozaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of MedicineWakayama Medical UniversityWakayamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryKoyo HospitalWakayamaJapan
  3. 3.Critical Care Medical Center School of MedicineWakayama Medical UniversityWakayamaJapan

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