We present 2 cases of tricuspid insufficiency following blunt chest trauma: 1 was diagnosed 5 months after the trauma and the other; 20 years after the trauma. In both patients, the tricuspid valve was replaced with a porcine bioprosthesis, because valve repair was not considered feasible. These cases emphasize the variability of clinical presentation of post-traumatic tricuspid valve insufficiency and indicate the need for close follow-up of patients after major thoracic trauma.
|Autori:||Bortolotti U; Scioti G; Milano A; Guglielmi C; Benedetti M; Tartarini G; Balbarini A|
|Titolo:||Post-traumatic tricuspid valve insufficiency - 2 cases of delayed clinical manifestation|
|Anno del prodotto:||1997|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|