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n South African Journal of Surgery - Misdiagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in a trauma setting : case report

Volume 50, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
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Abstract

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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2012-08-01
2016-12-11

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