J Korean Soc Traumatol.  2014 Jun;27(2):38-42.

Delayed Presentarion of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Eulji University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea. songis@cnuh.co.kr
  • 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is quite uncommon and rarely lethal injury. However, delayed presentation between the injury and the diagnosis can cause a life-threatening condition with various complications such as intestinal hernia, obstruction, strangulation, respiratory distress. Here, we present a case of delayed presentation of traumatic diaphragmatic rupture in a 51-year-old man, and then discuss about the clinical implication of delayed presentation of diaphragmatic rupture with a review.

Keyword

Trauma; Diaphragm; Rupture

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Diaphragm
Hernia
Humans
Middle Aged
Rupture*
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