n South African Journal of Surgery - Misdiagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in a trauma setting : case report
|Article Title||Misdiagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in a trauma setting : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 Ngwelezana Hospital and 2 Ngwelezana Hospital|
|Publication Date||Aug 2012|
|Pages||93 - 94|
Distinguishing diaphragmatic eventration from rupture in the trauma setting can be a considerable challenge. We present a case involving a man suffering from chest pain and with a raised left hemidiaphragm on the chest radiograph after a motor vehicle injury. A review of the literature discusses the use of imaging modalities and subsequent surgical diagnostic procedures in the face of uncertainty.
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