Dissection of the left main coronary artery after blunt thoracic trauma: Case report and literature review

Mollie M. James, Marnix Verhofste, Cass Franklin, Greg Beilman, Charles Goldman

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Abstract

Blunt chest trauma is commonly encountered by surgeons and is rarely associated with cardiac injuries. The incidence of cardiac injury is rare but can be rapidly fatal, requiring prompt recognition and treatment. We review the case of a 37 year-old male who was involved in a head-on motor vehicle collision at highway speed and was found to have an isolated left main coronary artery dissection. We then review the supporting literature for evaluation of blunt cardiac injuries and the treatment options for traumatic coronary dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number21
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2010

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