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Cardiac rupture due to fall: a case study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Publication Date
Volume
38
Issue
2
Pages
156–157
Identifiers
PMID: 19271045
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Studies have shown that cardiac ruptures due to blunt trauma are seen more often than expected. However, epicardial injuries and atrial ruptures are common findings in deaths due to falls. Our aim is to present a unique, isolated cardiac rupture in a 2 year-old child resulting from a fall from a bed, to evaluate autopsy findings among the literature from a medico-legal point of view.

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