Left atrial appendage rupture caused by a seat belt: A case report and review of the literature

Marguerite M. Salam, Elizabeth E. Frauenhoffer

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Motor vehicle accidents account for most cases of blunt chest trauma; seat belts have been implicated as the cause of a few of these injuries. We report a case of a seat-belt-induced fatal isolated left atrial appendage rupture in a 40-year-old female.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-643
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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