Post-traumatic rupture of the anterolateral papillary muscle

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Giovanni Domenico CresceAlessandro Fabbri


Rupture of cardiac valves as a consequence of nonpenetrating cardiac trauma is an uncommon phenomenon. We report the case of a 24-year-old patient with a "two-stage" traumatic rupture of the anterolateral papillary muscle of the mitral valve, after a blunt chest trauma, who successfully underwent emergency mitral valve replacement.


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