Rupture of heart with all layers after a massive blunt thoracic trauma without any lesion on the bones: a case report

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Birincioglu I., TURAN N., Can M.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.17, no.1, pp.87-89, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Our case is a male student which was dead because of traffic accident as passenger in October, 01, 2007. His heart was found to be lacerated and ruptured horizontally from atrioventricular region through all layer of the wall at autopsy. There were not any changes of skeletal system. Our case is considered as a rare and interesting case because there was no lesion on the bones, though the case was exposed to so massive trauma that cause rupture of heart from all layers.