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J Trauma Inj. 2014 Sep;27(3):71-74. Korean. Case Report.
Woo WG , Jang JY , Lee SH , Lee CY , Lee JG .
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jakii@yuhs.ac
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Among chest trauma patients, cardiac laceration is a rare, but severe, condition requiring prompt management. Depending on the patient's hemodynamic status, early detection rate of a cardiac laceration may or may not be occur. If a possibility of cardiac laceration exists, an emergent thoracotomy should be performed. Furthermore, patients who experience a cardiac laceration also experience different kinds of complications. Therefore, close follow-up and monitoring are required. Herein, we report a 41-year-old man with a left atrium and a left ventricle laceration caused by a thoracic stab injury.

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