Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2010 Apr;43(2):188-190.

Acute Extrapericardial Tamponade Caused by Blunt Chest Trauma: 2 case reports

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chosun University Hospital, Chosun University College of Medicine, Korea. drgibbon@chosun.ac.kr

Abstract

Sternal fracture is relatively common after blunt chest trauma, and this usually resolves without complication. But acute extrapericardial tamponade caused by sternal fracture and injury to the internal mammary artery secondary to blunt chest trauma is very rare. We report here on two cases of acute extrapericardial tamponade that were caused by blunt chest trauma.

Keyword

Trauma, blunt; Pericardial tamponade
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