Heart and Vessels

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 44–47 | Cite as

Tricuspid regurgitation due to chest trauma: An unusual laceration around the annulus of the anterior leaflet

  • Kiyoshi Ishii
  • Yasunori Koga
  • Masayuki Maeda
  • Kunihide Nakamura
  • Ryou Sekiya
  • Tsutomu Yonezawa
  • Toshio Onitsuka
  • Kouichirou Shibata
Case Reports

Summary

A 70-year-old male with tricuspid regurgitation due to a blunt chest trauma inflicted 16 years previously underwent prosthetic valve replacement. At surgery, a tear, which produced tricuspid regurgitation, was found around the annulus of the anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve. Since this area has not been reported as a location for heart trauma-producing tricuspid regurgitation, a possible mechanism of tricuspid regurgitation is discussed in this patient.

Key words

Tricuspid regurgitation Trauma Tearing around the annulus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoshi Ishii
    • 1
  • Yasunori Koga
    • 1
  • Masayuki Maeda
    • 1
  • Kunihide Nakamura
    • 1
  • Ryou Sekiya
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Yonezawa
    • 1
  • Toshio Onitsuka
    • 1
  • Kouichirou Shibata
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryMiyazaki Medical CollegeMiyazakiJapan

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