Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : 2456-9143, Vol.: 2, Issue.: 4

Case Report

SEVERE TRICUSPID REGURGITATION AFTER OLD BLUNT CHEST TRAUMA IN YOUNG ACTIVE MAN: A CASE REPORT

 

RAMIN BAGHAEI1*, MAJID GOLESTANI ERAGHI2 AND ZAHRA ANSARI AVAL1

1Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Modarres Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2Lung Transplantation Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstracts

Blunt trauma of chest can affect all of the thoracic structures such as cardiac valve. Traumatic tricuspid valve injury is a rare condition with extended clinical manifestation based on the severity of the injury. Diagnosis and treatment may miss for years. We present a case of young male with tricuspid regurgitation (TR) secondary to rupture of anterior chordae following blunt chest trauma 2 years ago. Valvular repair by the technique of bicuspidization and ring annuloplasty was done and postoperative echocardiography showed no TR.

Keywords :

Heart injury; tricuspid valve; tricuspid regurgitation; surgery.