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Korean Circ J. 2006 Mar;36(3):242-244. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2006.36.3.242
Ahn YH , Kim NH , Song MJ , Park EM , Kim YK , Yun KH , Yoo NJ , Shin SH , Lee EM , Oh SK , Jeong JW , Choi JB .
Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. cardionh@wonkwang.ac.kr
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovsacular Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
The Institute of Wonkwang Medical Sciences, Iksan, Korea.
Abstract

Spontaneous rupture of a papillary muscle from a papillary abscess is extremely rare. Most cases of papillary muscle ruptures are due to myocardial infarction or trauma. We describe the clinical course of a 68-year-old man who died from a papillary muscle rupture as a complication of a papillary muscle abscess due to Streptococcal pyogenes septicemia.

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