KUMJ | VOL. 15 | NO. 3 | ISSUE 59 | JULY-SEPT. 2017

Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia: Diagnostic Dilemma
Vaidya S, Biswas M, Rai K

Traumatic rupture of the diaphragm is an uncommon condition. The prevalence of diaphragmatic rupture among blunt trauma victim ranges from 0.8 to 8%. The etiologic factors are blunt trauma (for example, in motor vehicle accidents) and penetrating trauma. The diagnosis is often missed because of non-specific clinical signs, and the absence of additional intra-abdominal and thoracic injuries. We present a case which was misdiagnosed as a case of left sided hemopneumothorax and treated with tube thoracotomy in other center.
Keyword : Diaphragmatic, Thoracotomy, Traumatic rupture