Papillary muscle rupture due to blunt chest trauma [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2005; 33(8): 473-475

Papillary muscle rupture due to blunt chest trauma

Atila Bitigen1, Bülent Mutlu1, H.Basri Erdoğan2, Yelda Başaran1

A 23-year-old male patient was referred to our hospital following detection of a cardiac murmur at a center where he had sought treatment for his complaint of dyspnea due to blunt chest trauma of a-month history. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography showed papillary muscle rupture and severe mitral regurgitation. At surgery, it was noted that papillary muscle rupture was accompanied by complete rupture of the chordae tendineae of the anterior leaflet, making reconstruction unfeasible. The valve was excised and a prosthetic valve was implanted.

Keywords: Echocardiography; heart injuries; heart valve prosthesis; mitral valve insufficiency/etiology; papillary muscles/ injuries; rupture; thoracic injuries

How to cite this article
Atila Bitigen, Bülent Mutlu, H.Basri Erdoğan, Yelda Başaran. Papillary muscle rupture due to blunt chest trauma. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2005; 33(8): 473-475
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