Traumatic tricuspid valve rupture treated by minimally invasive thoracotomy

Antonino M. Grande, Mauro Rinaldi, Alessia Alloni, Mario Viganò

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Isolated valvular lesions consequent to non-penetrating trauma are rare. We present a case of a traumatic tricuspid valve rupture in a 51-year-old woman seriously involved in a motor vehicle accident 20 years earlier. She underwent tricuspid valve replacement performed via a minimally invasive thoracotomy in the right fourth intercostal space. The advantages of minimally invasive thoracotomy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-890
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • Minimally invasive thoracotomy
  • Tricuspid valve rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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