Penetrating Stab Wound Of The Right Ventricule
Ahmet Fiaflmazel, Hasan Erdem, Fuat Büyükbayrak, Onursal Bu¤ra
Keywords: Penetrating stab wound, right ventricule
18 years old male patient was admitted to our emergency unit with a penetrating stab wound to the right ventricule. A stab wound to the right ventricle was found to be 3 cm in diameter. The bleeding was controlled by insertion of a Foley catheter and inflation of the balloon. The stab wound had transected distal acute marginal side of the right coronary artery. A successful repair was performed with the use of a foley catheter and application of the Medtronic Octopus Tissue Stabilization System. The wound was closed with pledgeted mattress sutures. The distal acute marginal side of the right coronary artery was ligated. In this presentation, the surgical intervention method was reported and followed by a discussion of emergency surgical procedures of the heart.