Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
GONZALEZ L, ROBERTO et al. Spontaneous closure of a residual fistula after surgical closure of a traumatic aorto-right ventricular fístula: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.2, pp. 213-216. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872010000200010.
We report a 16-year-old boy, who suffered a right vent ride penetrating injury caused by a sharp blade that evolved to cardiac tampon. He underwent surgery and was discharged four days later. Thirteen days later, a cardiac murmur was found. An echocardiography showed an aorta-right ventricular fistula. Surgical closure was performed through an aortotomy on cardiopulmonary by pass. The control echocardiography showed a small residual fistula, which closed spontaneously three months later.
Palabras clave : Cardiac tamponade; Cardiopulmonary bypass.