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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 9696107, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9696107
Case Report

Traumatic Cardiac Injury: Ventricular Perforation Caught on CT

Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA

Received 1 February 2016; Accepted 16 May 2016

Academic Editor: Amit Agrawal

Copyright © 2016 Behrad Golshani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Myocardial rupture is a rare imaging diagnosis given its clinical severity and high mortality. Early findings should be promptly communicated to the trauma service to ensure immediate intervention. We present a rare case of blowout perforation of the right ventricle which was prospectively diagnosed on computed tomography (CT) leading to emergent operative repair. The patient subsequently survived and was discharged after a lengthy hospital course.