TRAUMATIC ISOLATED PERICARDIO-DIAPHRAGMATIC RUPTURE
Hıdır Esme 1 * , Yusuf Yürümez 2, Dursun Ali Şahin 3, Osman San 3
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1 Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Afyon, Turkey
2 Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Afyon, Turkey
3 Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Afyon, Turkey
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Abstract

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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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82326

EUR J GEN MED, 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 3, pp. 132-134

Publication date: 15 Jul 2005

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