Penetrating cardiac injuries in blunt chest wall trauma

Kanchan, Tanuj and Menezes, Ritesh G. and Sirohi, Parmendra (2012) Penetrating cardiac injuries in blunt chest wall trauma. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 19. pp. 350-351.

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The present photocase illustrates the possible mechanism of direct cardiac injuries from broken sharp jagged fractured ends of ribs in blunt force trauma to the chest in run over traffic mishaps. We propose that the projecting fractured ends of the ribs penetrate the underlying thoracic organs due to the transient phenomenon of deformation of chest cavity under pressure in run over traffic mishaps.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic pathology Ribs Heart Run-over traffic mishap Penetrating injury Blunt chest wall trauma
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 07:08
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 07:08

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