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Ann Hamd Uni. 2011; 2(1): 41-42

Post traumatic rupture of right hemidiaphragm: a delayed presentation

Salman Ahmed Siddiqui, Syed Haider Alam, Lubna Habib, Masoom Raza Mirza.


Post traumatic rupture diaphragm is a very rare phenomenon. Its incidence is about 0.8% to 5.8% as mentioned in various series of blunt trauma.
It is always challenging to diagnose such cases due to its rarity and this delay in diagnosis results in increased morbidity and sometimes results in fatal outcome. A high index of suspicion is required to diagnose such cases.

Key words: Traumatic rupture of diaphragm, diaphragmatic hernia, Morgagni hernia, Repair of diaphragmatic hernia

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