Pericardial laceration and fatal cardiac herniation in an improperly restrained six-month-old infant

Anthony Senagore, Patricia K. Senagore, Stephen D. Cohle, Donald J. Scholten, John T. Connolly

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    Abstract

    We present the youngest reported patient to suffer pleuropericardial laceration with fatal cardiac herniation from blunt chest trauma, apparently related to the improper use of an infant restraint device. Pericardial laceration with cardiac herniation occurs infrequently, but should be suspected in this setting when a patient in electromechanical dissociation is unresponsive to standard resuscitation measures.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)931-933
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
    Volume21
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1986

    Keywords

    • Pleuropericardial laceration
    • cardiac strangulation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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