Postoperative rupture of the right ventricular free wall with transthoracic leak: Multidetector CT findings

Leo P. Lawler, Elliot K Fishman

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Abstract

Right ventricular free-wall rupture may complicate sternal-splitting operations but may be clinically occult. Awareness of this entity and the CT imaging features may help avert a potentially catastrophic outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-576
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Cardiac rupture
  • Computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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