Repair of lacerated intrapericardial inferior vena cava after cardiac massage

Ichiro Kashima, Yoshihiko Mochizuki, Masahiko Okamoto

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We successfully undertook surgical treatment of intrapericardial laceration of the inferior vena cava caused by external cardiac massage in a patient with acute coronary syndrome. Injury to the inferior vena cava without blunt trauma is very rare, and diagnostic imaging does not show it clearly, making it difficult to diagnose. Rapid and accurate judgment and management are necessary, because the mortality due to this injury is very high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1510-1512
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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