DONALD B. HACKEL, M.D.; NATHAN KAUFMAN, M.D.
Rupture of a papillary muscle of the heart due to a myocardial abscess is a rare occurrence. To the best of our knowledge, no previous reports of this condition have been published. Papillary muscle rupture from any cause, in fact, is rare, with only 41 cases having been reported previously. Davisson1 summarized 26 cases which had been reported prior to 1948 and added three of his own. In 1950, two cases were reported by Smith2 and one by Schwartz.3 In the same year Askey4 reported eight additional cases, bringing the total to 40. A case of rupture of a papillary
HACKEL DB, KAUFMAN N. PAPILLARY MUSCLE RUPTURE DUE TO A MYOCARDIAL ABSCESS1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:824–830. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-4-824
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(4):824-830.
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