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J Trauma. 1980 Feb;20(2):169-73.

Multiple cardiac lesions from blunt trauma.


Blunt chest trauma may produce a variety of cardiac lesions, which may occur alone or in combination. A case with a ventricular septal defect, left ventricular aneurysm, and coronary arteriovenous fistula with an associated rupture of the thoracic aorta following blunt trauma is presented in order to demonstrate that multiple, life-threatening cardaic lesions may be managed successfully. Surgical repair 32 days postinjury with Teflon patch plus ligation of the fistula were followed by recovery in the patient presented.

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