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Post Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia Revealing a Colonic Tumor

DOI: 10.4236/ojts.2016.63003, PP. 13-17

Keywords: Diaphragmatic Hernia, Gastrointestinal Tumor, Surgery

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Post traumatic diaphragmatic injuries have long been known. However their varied clinical, expressions lead to difficulties which cause its delay. The occurrence of herniation of hollow viscera in the thoracic cavity followed by its necrosis or perforation, is a delayed complication, a rare entity with a poor prognosis. The discovery of a colonic tumor in a diaphragmatic hernia is an exceptional clinical circumstance. Here we report the case of a patient with a complicated diaphragmatic hernia, whose symptoms are precipitated by the presence of a colon stenosing tumor. The management consisted of an exclusive laparotomy had allowed dealing in one surgical intervention with both the abdominal and thoracic injuries.

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