TITLE

Cardiac Impalement from a Rib after Blunt Trauma

AUTHOR(S)
Wrightson, William R.; Conn, C. Adam; Franklin, Glen A.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
American Surgeon;May2007, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p465
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Blunt chest trauma produces a variety of injuries. We present a case report of a hemodynamically stable patient after blunt chest trauma with radiographic images suggestive of the left fifth rib penetration to the heart. The diagnosis, surgical approach, and course of the patient are discussed.
ACCESSION #
25013663

 

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