Isolated valvular lesions consequent to non-penetrating trauma are rare. We present a case of a traumatic tricuspid valve rupture in a 51-year-old woman seriously involved in a motor vehicle accident 20 years earlier. She underwent tricuspid valve replacement performed via a minimally invasive thoracotomy in the right fourth intercostal space. The advantages of minimally invasive thoracotomy are discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Italian Heart Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2003|
- Minimally invasive thoracotomy
- Tricuspid valve rupture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine