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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 February;44(1):65-6

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Right atrial rupture following a hoof kick to the chest wall

Alami A. 1, Slaoui A. 2, Drissi-Kacemi A. 2, Maazouzi W. 2

1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Ibn Rochd Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco 2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco


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We ­report a ­case of ­right atri­al rup­ture ­due to ­blunt trau­ma by a ­hoof ­kick to ­the ante­ri­or ­chest ­wall. We ­describe ­our suc­cess­ful man­age­ment of ­this ­case. We sug­gest ­that a diag­no­sis of car­diac cham­ber rup­ture ­should be con­sid­ered in ­all cas­es of ­blunt tho­rac­ic trau­ma.

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