TITLE

Delayed Rupture of a Left Ventricular Aneurysm After Blunt Trauma

AUTHOR(S)
Rodriguez, Aurelio; Ong, Adrian
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p250
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report a case where a 17-year-old male involved in a motor vehicle crash was admitted after seemingly minor blunt chest trauma. The patient was discharged the following day without complications. He was subsequently found dead 45 days later from a ruptured traumatic left ventricular aneurysm. We review briefly the epidemiology of patients with this complication and also suggest that the optimal method and timing of following and identifying discharged patients at risk for this rare but devastating complication is still unclear based on current literature.
ACCESSION #
16671034

 

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