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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2007 Giugno;48(3):359-61
Acute aortic insufficiency after blunt chest trauma: a case report
Turk T., Vural H., Ata Y., Eris C., Yavuz S.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Bursa Yuksek Ihtısas Education and Research Hospital Bursa, Turkey
Traumatic aortic valve regurgitation is a rare complication of non penetrating blunt chest trauma which usually requires surgical management. We describe a case of a 21 year old man with blunt chest trauma who was diagnosed with aortic valve regurgitation due to rupture of the right coronary cusp one month after falling from a high place. Rupture of aortic valve cusp was treated successfully with aortic valve replacement.