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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2007 June;48(3):359-61

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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