Dependent viscera sign on diaphragmatic rupture

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Abdominal blunt trauma due to car accident

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

Absence of interposition of lungs between the upper part of the abdominal organs and the chest wall, termed the dependent viscera sign that consistent of diaphragmatic rupture on axial images.

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Case information

rID: 21690
Case created: 11th Feb 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Tag: trauma, sign
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