'Rib betrays heart'-A case report

B. Suresh Kumar Shetty, Y. P.Raghavendra Babu, K. S.Muhammed Sameer, Preetham Raj Salian, Mahabalesh Shetty, Shahnavaz Manipady, K. Pradyumna Majumdar

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Abstract

Penetrating or stab injuries of the chest are not uncommon and could be accidental, suicidal or homicidal. However, the present case discusses the importance of a careful examination of an unusual presentation in a motor vehicle accident. The case presented with haemopericardium and haemothorax due to penetrating rib injury to the heart, subsequent to blunt force trauma on the posterior chest wall. This case is highlighted, so that it becomes a necessary tool for the forensic experts to have an unprejudiced approach at autopsy and come to a reasonable conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalLegal Medicine
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2009
Externally publishedYes

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Heart Injuries
Hemothorax
Thoracic Injuries
Pericardial Effusion
Thoracic Wall
Motor Vehicles
Ribs
Accidents
Autopsy
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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Shetty, B. S. K., Babu, Y. P. R., Sameer, K. S. M., Salian, P. R., Shetty, M., Manipady, S., & Majumdar, K. P. (2009). 'Rib betrays heart'-A case report. Legal Medicine, 11(3), 139-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2008.12.003
Shetty, B. Suresh Kumar ; Babu, Y. P.Raghavendra ; Sameer, K. S.Muhammed ; Salian, Preetham Raj ; Shetty, Mahabalesh ; Manipady, Shahnavaz ; Majumdar, K. Pradyumna. / 'Rib betrays heart'-A case report. In: Legal Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 139-141.
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Shetty BSK, Babu YPR, Sameer KSM, Salian PR, Shetty M, Manipady S et al. 'Rib betrays heart'-A case report. Legal Medicine. 2009 May 1;11(3):139-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2008.12.003