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Post-Traumatic Right Diaphragmatic Hernia with Hepatothorax

DOI: 10.4236/ojts.2018.81001, PP. 1-5

Keywords: Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia, Thoracic Surgery, Traumatology, Hepatothorax

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Introduction: Traumatic right diaphragmatic hernia is an extremely rare entity, given the protection afforded by the liver. Clinical Case: A 51-year-old women who suffered a road-traffic accident presented with a heavy sensation and several episodes of moderate pain in the left hemithorax. Physical and radiological exams revealed a traumatic right hernia. Discussion: The diagnosis of hernia should be established as quickly as possible to reduce morbidity and mortality. Treatment of the injury is always surgical and outcome is invariably positive. Conclusion: The diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia should


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