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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31823c3ea5
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Traumatic Ventricular Septal Defect: Characterization With Electrocardiogram-gated Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography

Rojas, Carlos A. MD*; Cruite, Dana M. BS; Chung, Jonathan H. MD

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Ventricular septal defects as a result of blunt trauma to the chest have not been frequently reported in the literature. In addition, the majority of these cases have been imaged with echocardiography alone. We report a case in which a ventricular septal defect caused by blunt chest trauma was characterized with electrocardiogram-gated computed tomography angiography. A review of the current literature and theories of injury mechanism are also provided.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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