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A 46-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department after having been found stabbed at home. A 25 cm long knife was stuck on the anterior left chest, over the cardiac area approximately between the sternum and the midclavicular line on the fifth intercostal space. Two further deep wounds were on the left chest 3–4 cm above the knife along the midclavicular line and on the …
Collaborators Giovanni Gordini, Carlo Coniglio, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Noel Naidoo.
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Contributors SDS wrote the manuscript. MB (Cardiothoracic Surgeon) and SDS (Abdominal Surgeon) operated on the patient respectively on the chest and on the abdomen AB and KK were Assistant Surgeons SDS, AB and GT managed in the patient in ED. AB captured the images in O.R. and edited the video. All Authors reviewed and approved the final draft of the manuscript.