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Ventricular Septal Rupture in a 4-Year-Old Child Following Blunt Chest Injury

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We report on a 4-year-old child who developed rupture of the ventricular septum after a blunt chest injury. The symptoms appeared more than 12 h later with progressive deterioration in his hemodynamic status. The diagnosis was made by echocardiography and the large defect in the muscular part of the ventricular septum was successfully closed at surgery.

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Correspondence to Anita Saxena.

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Two-dimensional echocardiography—apical four-chamber view (AVI 1141 kb)

Two-dimensional echocardiography—apical four-chamber view with colorDoppler (AVI 641 kb)

Two-dimensional echocardiography—parasternal long-axis view (AVI 1192 kb)

Two-dimensional echocardiography—parasternal long-axis view with color Doppler (AVI 556 kb)

Two-dimensional echocardiography—apical four-chamber view (AVI 1141 kb)

Two-dimensional echocardiography—apical four-chamber view with colorDoppler (AVI 641 kb)

Two-dimensional echocardiography—parasternal long-axis view (AVI 1192 kb)

Two-dimensional echocardiography—parasternal long-axis view with color Doppler (AVI 556 kb)

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Saxena, A., Ramasamy, S., Devagourou, V. et al. Ventricular Septal Rupture in a 4-Year-Old Child Following Blunt Chest Injury. Pediatr Cardiol 30, 1188–1189 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00246-009-9529-8

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Keywords

  • Interventricular septum
  • Chest trauma
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac surgery