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Traumatic left ventricular true aneurysm: echocardiographic, MRI, and intraoperative images
  1. S ElBehery1,
  2. C Barrea1,
  3. T Sluysmans1

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A 12 year old boy presented in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) with chest pain and lower limb oedema, reporting a history of blunt chest trauma after falling from a tree five years ago. Examination revealed a hyperdynamic pericordial bulge, no audible murmur, and hepatomegaly.

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