ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare injury due to blunt chest trauma: right superior pulmonary vein injury
Haluk Kutay Taşdemir, Hakan Ceyran, Cemal Kahraman
Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.022
Blunt chest trauma frequently occurs in motor vehicle accidents. These accidents may occasionally cause cardiac injury. Blunt cardiac injuries can be easily overlooked and when not recognized, may be life-threatening for the patients. Pulmonary vein injuries may rarely coexist after this kind of accidents. In this article we report a case with right superior pulmonary vein injury which occured following a work accident and was succesfully treated by surgery.
Keywords : Blunt thorax traumas; heart injuries; pulmonary vein injuries
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