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TRAUMATIC ISOLATED PERICARDIO-DIAPHRAGMATIC RUPTURE
 
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Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Afyon, Turkey
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Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Afyon, Turkey
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Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Afyon, Turkey
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Hıdır Esme   

Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine Department of Thoracic Surgery, Pembe Hastane, 03200, Afyon,Turkey Tel: 905336471729, Fax: 902722172029
Online publish date: 2005-07-15
Publish date: 2005-07-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2005;2(3):132–134
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Pericardio–diaphragmatic rupture is an uncommon problem that poses a diagnostic challenge to surgeons. This article reports an unusual case of traumatic pericardio-diaphragmatic rupture in a 36-year-old male who has no additional intraabdominal visceral injury or thoracic pathology. There was a 7 cm lateral tear on the left dome of the diaphragm and a 2 cm medial tear, also involving pericardio-diaphragmatic junction, with the heart uninjured. The partially herniated stomach was easily pulled out from the thorax cavity through the diaphragmatic rupture. The rupture was reparied by interrupted non-absorbable sutures. The patient had no complaints on his follow up.
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