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Thoraxchir Vask Chir. 1975 Dec;23(6):578-83. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1097031.

[Isolated rupture of the interventricular septum after blunt chest trauma (author's transl)].

[Article in German]
U Mössler, H H Storch, W Schmitz, A Ahmadi, H Walther, J Ostermeyer, H P Bayer

PMID: 1082665 DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1097031

Abstract

The mechanism, symptoms and treatment of traumatic ventricular septal defect are discussed on the basis of an own observation. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of a rupture of the membranous septum, involving the portion between the left ventricle and the right atrium. An attempt is made to explain the mechanism of isolated traumatic ventricular septal rupture on the basis of embryological considerations. The patient died on the 11th postoperative circulatory status and inspite rather prompt diagnosis and operative treatment.

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