J Korean Soc Traumatol.  2018 Apr;31(1):19-23. 10.20408/jti.2018.31.1.19.

Traumatic Bilateral Diaphragmatic Ruptures in a 6-Year-Old Boy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Trauma Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hanyang University Seoul Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. khkim@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is an unusual finding that may occur after blunt trauma. In addition, diaphragmatic rupture occurring bilaterally is extremely rare. We experienced a 6-year-old boy with bilateral diaphragmatic rupture, whom survived after surgical treatment by open thoracotomy but, complicated with spinal cord injury discovered after surgery.

Keyword

Diaphragm; Rupture; Blunt injury

MeSH Terms

Child*
Diaphragm
Humans
Male*
Rupture*
Spinal Cord Injuries
Thoracotomy
Wounds, Nonpenetrating
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