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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Abstract

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
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1996

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Seat Belts
Atrial Appendage
Rupture
Wounds and Injuries
Motor Vehicles
Accidents
Thorax

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Left atrial appendage rupture caused by a seat belt : A case report and review of the literature. / Salam, Marguerite M.; Frauenhoffer, Elizabeth E.

In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, Vol. 40, No. 4, 01.04.1996, p. 642-643.

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