Transection of the inferior vena cava from blunt thoracic trauma: Case reports

A. B. Peitzman, A. O. Udekwu, William C Pevec, M. Albrink

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Abstract

Blunt thoracic trauma is a frequent cause of death in multiple trauma victims. Myocardial rupture may occur in up to 65% of patients who die with thoracic injuries. Two cases are presented with intrapericardial transection of the inferior vena cava, pericardial rupture, and myocardial rupture from blunt thoracic trauma. Both patients died.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-536
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume29
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery

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    Peitzman, A. B., Udekwu, A. O., Pevec, W. C., & Albrink, M. (1989). Transection of the inferior vena cava from blunt thoracic trauma: Case reports. Journal of Trauma, 29(4), 534-536.