ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
REPAIR OF TRAUMATIC AORTO-RIGHT VENTRICULAR FISTULA CAUSED BY A STAB WOUND
Hakan VURAL, M. Tuğrul GÖNCÜ, Tamer TÜRK, İ. Ayhan ÖZDEMİR, *Selçuk ATASOY
Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Bursa
* Bursa Devlet Hastanesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Uzmanı, Bursa
In this study, a case with traumatic aorto-right ventricular fistula caused by a stab wound and surgical treatment is presented. This kind of injuries is rare lesion, mortality and morbidity are very high if not be treated. Early diagnosis and surgical treatment is mandatory because of the risk of development congestive heart failure and endocarditis. In this case, the lesions repaired successfully by open heart surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass.
Keywords : Traumatic aorto-right ventricular fistula, penetrating wounds of the heart
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