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Situs inversus, a very rare congenital
anomaly of reversal site of thoracic and abdominal organs, can be very
problematic to surgeon while dealing with a case of trauma in emergency.
Surgical procedures are considered difficult, complex and more challenging in
patients with this condition due to the anatomical difference and position of
organs. We came across an interesting and very rare case of isolated blunt
traumatic diaphragmatic injury in a case of situs inversus. Traumatic injuries
of the diaphragm are uncommon and isolated blunt traumatic injuries of
diaphragm are very rare. Our case is very unique of its kind of situs inversus
with isolated right sided diaphragmatic rupture in a 60-year-old male patient
presenting 4 hours after blunt trauma to chest and abdomen.