PEDIATRIC TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN THE EVALUATION OF ACUTE DISRUPTION OF THE MITRAL VALVE FOLLOWING BLUNT THORACIC TRAUMA: CASE REPORT

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Abstract

Disruption of the mitral valve following blunt thoracic trauma has been only occasionally reported. A case of a pediatric patient with this complication is presented and the value of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosis and management is documented.

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