Late interventricular septal defect after blunt chest trauma: a case report and a review of the licterature

Late interventricular septal defect after blunt chest trauma: a case report and a review of the licterature

Authors

  • Alberto Molardi Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Francesco Nicolini Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma Università degli Studi di Parma
  • Igino Spaggiari Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Francesco Maestri Università degli Studi di Parma
  • Tiziano Gherli Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma Università degli Studi di Parma

Keywords:

blunt cardiac trauma, cardiac contusion, interventricular septal defect

Abstract

Cardiac injuries from blunt chest trauma are usually the result of motor vehicle accidents; cardiac injuries result in 20% of such accidents, but they are also associate to mild-to-moderate sports injuries.The severity of external injuries does not necessary reflect the severity of cardiac trauma. Blunt chest trauma can cause a variety of cardiac injuries such as myocardial contusion, myocardial rupture, pericardial trauma, valvular disruption and acute myocardial infarction.We report a case of traumatic rupture of the interventricular septum caused by a blunt chest trauma following a car crash and its successful surgical repair. In this particular case the clinical signs of interventricular shunt began evident 12-14 days after the accident.

Author Biographies

Alberto Molardi, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Alberto Molardi, MD

Cardio-nephro-pulmonary Departement, Section of Cardiac Surgery

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Specialist in Cardiac Surgery

Francesco Nicolini, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma Università degli Studi di Parma

Francesco Nicolini, MD, PhD

Cardio-nephro-pulmonary Departement, Section of Cardiac Surgery

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Università degli Studi di Parma

Specialist in Cardiac Surgery

Igino Spaggiari, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Igino Spaggiari, MD

Cardio-nephro-pulmonary Departement, Section of Cardiac Surgery

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Specialist in Cardiac Surgery

Francesco Maestri, Università degli Studi di Parma

Francesco Maestri, MD

Cardio-nephro-pulmonary Departement, Section of Cardiac Surgery

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Internal Student


Tiziano Gherli, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma Università degli Studi di Parma

Tiziano Gherli, MD

Chief of the Cardio-nephro-pulmonary Departement, Section of Cardiac Surgery

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Università degli Studi di Parma

 

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Published

01-06-2013

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CASE REPORTS

How to Cite

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Late interventricular septal defect after blunt chest trauma: a case report and a review of the licterature. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2013 Jun. 1 [cited 2024 May 30];84(1):69-71. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/2439

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