Post-traumatic diaphragmatic rupture

Case contributed by Dr Rahmoun Fateh


Chest pain following motor-vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Focal defect in the posterior left diaphragm with diaphragmatic elevation and irregularity. There is herniation of omentum into the chest through the diaphragmatic defect. The findings are in keeping with diaphragmatic rupture.

Case Discussion

Diaphragmatic rupture often results from blunt abdominal trauma which is usually associated with motor-vehicle accidents.

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Case information

rID: 18446
Published: 14th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Nov 2019
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