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Traumatic rupture of the coronary sinus following blunt chest trauma: a case report



Traumatic rupture of the coronary sinus following blunt chest trauma: a case report



Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 9: 164



Cardiac rupture is rare but potentially life-threatening complication after chest trauma. We present the case of a 57-year-old male who developed cardiac arrest because of extensive pericardial tamponade after a falling injury. We decided to perform an exploratory sternotomy in the operating room (OR). The patient was transported to the OR on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. We found a rupture of the coronary sinus after evacuation of an extensive hematoma in the pericardium and primarily repaired the injured site. After 2 days, the patient died due to refractory cardiogenic shock. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of rupture of the coronary sinus after blunt chest trauma.

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DOI: 10.1186/s13019-014-0164-y


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