Left diaphragmatic rupture with hourglass sign on Barium study

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Previous history of left upper quadrant penetrating trauma

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

The margin of the left diaphragm is not visualized.

Barium study shows intra-thoracic herniation of the stomach through a left diaphragmatic rupture with an hourglass sign appearance. 

Case Discussion

Features consistent with left diaphragmatic rupture.

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Case information

rID: 20599
Published: 28th Nov 2012
Last edited: 11th Apr 2020
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