BEN B. BUSHONG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Examples of rupture of the aortic valve by trauma or strain have appeared sporadically in the literature since 1830, when Plenderleath1 reported the first case in the London Medical Gazette. An excellent and comprehensive review of the subject was made in 1925 by Howard,2 who set himself the thankless task of combing the literature from 1830 to 1925 for reports dealing with this rare condition. He succeeded in finding 112 cases, 49 of which were proved by autopsy. A search of the literature from 1925 to the present has yielded seven more cases, including that of Howard, making a total
BUSHONG BB. TRAUMATIC RUPTURE OF THE AORTIC VALVE: REPORT OF TWO CASES, ONE A PROVED AND THE OTHER A PROBABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS CONDITION1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:125–129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-1-125
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(1):125-129.
Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Valvular Heart Disease.
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