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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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

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