Cardiac Rupture due to Fall: A Case Study


Turkmen N. , BİLGEN M. S. , Eren B., Fedakar R. , Senel B.

ANNALS ACADEMY OF MEDICINE SINGAPORE, vol.38, no.2, pp.156-157, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS ACADEMY OF MEDICINE SINGAPORE
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-157

Abstract

Studies have shown that cardiac ruptures due to blunt trauma are seen more often than expected. However, epicardial injuries and atrial ruptures are common findings in deaths due to falls. Our aim is to present a unique, isolated cardiac rupture in a 1 year-old child resulting from a fall from a bed, to evaluate autopsy findings among the literature from a medico-legal point of view.