1. Delayed Cardiac Rupture Induced by Traumatic Myocardial Infarction: Consequence of a 45-Magnum Blast Injury; A Comprehensive Case Review

Holger Rupprecht; Katharina Gaab

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 1-7

Abstract
  A penetrating chest trauma, a myocardial contusion or a myocardial infarction can lead to a cardiac rupture, which is linked to an extreme high death rate. Only few cases with delayed perforation of the myocardium have been reported in literature. We report about a penetrating gunshot injury, which led ...  Read More

2. Severe Thoracic Trauma Due to an Intrathoracic Dislocation of a Fractured Humeral Head in an Aged Patient; A Case Report

Holger Rupprecht; Marius Ghidau; Katharina Gaab

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 212-214

Abstract
  Fracture and intrathoracic dislocation of the humeral head are extremely rare and often the result of a severe trauma. We herein report a case of humeral head fracture and dislocation with displacement into the chest cavity. A 75-year-old man fell down the stairs at home, landing on the right half of ...  Read More

3. Closing a Tracheal Defect with an Omental Pedicled Gastric Flap; A Technical Note

Holger Rupprecht; Marius Ghidau; Katharina Gaab

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 129-131

Abstract
  Due to an adenocarcinoma of the right upper lobe with infiltration of the main bronchus a 49-years-old female patient underwent an upper bilobectomy with sleeve resection. After two completed chemotherapy bouts and signs of sepsis another thoracotomy was inevitable.  As a complicating factor a supracarinal, ...  Read More