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Vol 9, No 4 (2007)
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Published online: 2008-02-12
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Post-traumatic diaphragma hernia

Bohdan Dąbrowski, Anna Berent, Zdzisław Wójcik, Ireneusz W. Krasnodębski
Chirurgia Polska 2007;9(4):244-248.

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Vol 9, No 4 (2007)
Aktualności
Published online: 2008-02-12

Abstract

A case of a 22 year-old male with post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia resulting from a blunt injury of chest and epigastrium is presented. Based on diagnostic procedures, left-sided posttraumatic diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed. A scheduled surgical procedure was performed in the patient. A laparotomy revealed a rupture of the left diaphragmatic dome which allowed the displacement of the major part of the stomach to the thoracic cavity. The stomach was replaced in the abdominal cavity and a hernioplasty was performed by suturing the diaphragm while keeping the lungs expanded. During the postoperative course, left-sided pneumothorax occurred which was treated with left thoracic cavity drainage. The drain was removed on the fourth day after the operation when aeration of the lower field of the left lung was achieved. The patient was discharged in good condition on the fifth day after operation.

Abstract

A case of a 22 year-old male with post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia resulting from a blunt injury of chest and epigastrium is presented. Based on diagnostic procedures, left-sided posttraumatic diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed. A scheduled surgical procedure was performed in the patient. A laparotomy revealed a rupture of the left diaphragmatic dome which allowed the displacement of the major part of the stomach to the thoracic cavity. The stomach was replaced in the abdominal cavity and a hernioplasty was performed by suturing the diaphragm while keeping the lungs expanded. During the postoperative course, left-sided pneumothorax occurred which was treated with left thoracic cavity drainage. The drain was removed on the fourth day after the operation when aeration of the lower field of the left lung was achieved. The patient was discharged in good condition on the fifth day after operation.
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Keywords

injury; hernia; diaphragma

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Title

Post-traumatic diaphragma hernia

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2007)

Pages

244-248

Published online

2008-02-12

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2007;9(4):244-248.

Keywords

injury
hernia
diaphragma

Authors

Bohdan Dąbrowski
Anna Berent
Zdzisław Wójcik
Ireneusz W. Krasnodębski

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