Mohamed Kasem, Hari Krishnan Kanthimathinathan, Chetan Mehta, Richard Neal, Oliver Stumper
Department of Cardiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, United Kingdom
A traumatic ventricular septal defect (VSD) resulting from blunt chest injury is a very rare event in children. The clinical symptoms and timing of presentation are variable, so diagnosis and management of traumatic VSD may be challenging. Decision to close the traumatic VSD is usually based on a combination of severity of heart failure symptoms, hemodynamics, and defect size. We present a case of a 7-year-old boy who was run over by a truck and presented with head and liver injury initially. He was subsequently found to have a traumatic VSD. The VSD was closed percutaneously.
Department of Cardiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH
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