We report on a 4-year-old child who developed rupture of the ventricular septum after a blunt chest injury. The symptoms appeared more than 12 h later with progressive deterioration in his hemodynamic status. The diagnosis was made by echocardiography and the large defect in the muscular part of the ventricular septum was successfully closed at surgery.
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Saxena, A., Ramasamy, S., Devagourou, V. et al. Ventricular Septal Rupture in a 4-Year-Old Child Following Blunt Chest Injury. Pediatr Cardiol 30, 1188–1189 (2009) doi:10.1007/s00246-009-9529-8
- Interventricular septum
- Chest trauma
- Cardiac surgery