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August 1985

Isolated Traumatic Aortic Valvular Insufficiency With Rapid Pulmonary Deterioration: Report of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

From The Cora and Webb Mading Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Dr Schwaitzberg) and the Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, Houston (Dr Khalil).

Arch Surg. 1985;120(8):971-973. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1985.01390320089019

• Blunt trauma followed by aortic valvular insufficiency occurs rarely. Valve replacement or repair has most often taken place several months or years after injury; only a few cases have been reported of acute operative intervention performed within a few days after injury. However, we herein report two cases of isolated aortic valvular trauma in young men, in whom fulminant pulmonary edema ensued so rapidly that urgent aortic valve replacement was necessitated within hours after injury.

(Arch Surg 1985;120:971-973)

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