Penetrating cardiac injuries in blunt chest wall trauma

Tanuj Kanchan, Ritesh G. Menezes, Parmendra Sirohi

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The present photocase illustrates the possible mechanism of direct cardiac injuries from broken sharp jagged fractured ends of ribs in blunt force trauma to the chest in run over traffic mishaps. We propose that the projecting fractured ends of the ribs penetrate the underlying thoracic organs due to the transient phenomenon of deformation of chest cavity under pressure in run over traffic mishaps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-351
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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