Traumatic cardiac rupture and left ventricular aneurismal formation in childhood

Am J Cardiol. 2008 Feb 1;101(3):413-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.08.040.


Traumatic injury is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in children more than 1 year old, and motor vehicle accidents cause most such injury. We report the case of a 7-year-old boy who, as a result of blunt trauma from an automobile accident, had 2 left ventricular aneurysms in a coup-contrecoup distribution. The aneurysms were repaired from within the left ventricle through a left atrial incision.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Child
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Heart Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Heart Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Heart Injuries / etiology*
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Male