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Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6512874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of ten years of experience with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, an often-missed injury, is presented. The unusual occurrence of a right diaphragmatic hernia following blunt trauma, which occurred in one patient, prompted this retrospective review. A high index of suspicion is still a safeguard against missing this injury. The mechanism of diaphragmatic tear with blunt trauma is described and modes of diagnosis and treatment are discussed.
O Fajolu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-21     Completed Date:  1985-02-21     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1163-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / complications
Child, Preschool
Hernia, Diaphragmatic, Traumatic / diagnosis*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications
Wounds, Penetrating / complications

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