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Misdiagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in a trauma setting.
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PMID:  22856445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Distinguishing diaphragmatic eventration from rupture in the trauma setting can be a considerable challenge. We present a case involving a man suffering from chest pain and with a raised left hemidiaphragm on the chest radiograph after a motor vehicle injury. A review of the literature discusses the use of imaging modalities and subsequent surgical diagnostic procedures in the face of uncertainty.
Authors:
A L C Jones; I Thirsk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0038-2361     ISO Abbreviation:  S Afr J Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984854R     Medline TA:  S Afr J Surg     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ngwelezana Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal. abeyna.jones@gmail.com.
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