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Surgical management of traumatic cardiac fistulae
  1. Michael A. Rogers1,
  2. Elliot Chesler,
  3. Louis Du Plessis
  1. Cardio-thoracic Surgical Unit, Baragwanath Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


    Seven cases of traumatic intracardiac lesions following penetrating stab wounds of the heart are presented. The surgical management and complications encountered in these cases are discussed.

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    • 1 Present address: Cardio-thoracic Unit, Wentworth Hospital, Durban, Natal.