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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 154-156

Dissection of the interventricular septum after compressive blunt chest trauma

1 Day Medical Tower, Shaheed Rajaei Heart Center, Iran University of Medical Science, Iran
2 Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Shaheed Rajaei Heart Center, Iran University of Medical Science, Iran
3 Department of Echocardiography, Shaheed Beheshti Hospital, Qhom University of Medical Science, Qhom, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bahieh Moradi
Day Medical Tower, Vali.Asr Ave., Second Gandy Alley, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/rcm.rcm_8_18

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We report the case of a 21-year-old woman who was referred after a severe compressive blunt trauma in the context of job injury. Myocardial contusion is a common injury; however, rupture of the ventricular septum after blunt chest trauma is a rare event. Echocardiography revealed a large ventricular septal rupture with two small ventricular septal defects. The patient was a candidate for surgical repair after early conservative management. We discuss about the prevalence and management of this rare traumatic complication.

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