Auricular rupture in a fatal fall – A case report

Shetty, Pavanchand and Sharma, Somshekhar (2015) Auricular rupture in a fatal fall – A case report. International Journal of Science and Research, 4 (3). pp. 449-450. ISSN 2319-7064

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Abstract

Deaths due to fall from height can be due to injury to head and spinal cord, thoracic injuries, abdominal injuries etc. Cardiac rupture following blunt trauma to the chest is a relatively uncommon diagnosis, however it is associated with a very high mortality rate. Successful management is based on a high index of suspicion, avoidance of unnecessary diagnostic studies and immediate surgical intervention once the diagnosis is made. Of all the injuries to the heart left auricular rupture is a rarity. Hence we present such a rare case.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiac rupture; cardiac tamponade; diagnosis; fall from height.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2015 16:27
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2015 16:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144472

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