A case of ventricular septal defect and mitral insufficiency after blunt trauma

Ayumu Masuoka, Naritaka Kimura, Toshiyuki Katogi, Takaaki Suzuki

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Few reports have described traumatic heart injury in children. We describe a case of acute mitral regurgitation associated with papillary muscle rupture, traumatic ventricular septal defect, and impending left ventricular free wall rupture due to blunt trauma in a 2-year-old girl. The papillary muscle was sutured to the left ventricular free wall. The septal defect and surrounding ruptured muscle were covered with a pericardial patch, and a Hemashield patch was used to close the ventriculotomy. A residual defect caused by dehiscence of the pericardial patch necessitated reoperation 10 months later. The patient is currently being observed on an outpatient basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-848
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Child
  • heart injuries
  • heart septum
  • heart ventricles
  • nonpenetrating
  • papillary muscles
  • wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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