Acute Extrapericardial Tamponade Caused by Blunt Chest Trauma-2 case reports-

Hong Joo Seo, Min Bum Seo, Jin-Soo Im
2010 Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  
Sternal fracture is relatively common after blunt chest trauma, and this usually resolves without complication. But acute extrapericardial tamponade caused by sternal fracture and injury to the internal mammary artery secondary to blunt chest trauma is very rare. We report here on two cases of acute extrapericardial tamponade that were caused by blunt chest trauma. (Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;43:188-190)
doi:10.5090/kjtcs.2010.43.2.188 fatcat:qwy7jxz26rbyvnukkacjotjnce