Right-sided blunt diaphragmatic rupture is not uncommon. Its incidence has definitely increased. As expected, total or partial herniation of the liver commonly occurs with this entity. Diaphragmatic-pericardial rupture with visceral herniation into the pericardial cavity and other rare injuries have been diagnosed, but we found no report of extension of a diaphragmatic tear of a previously undiagnosed right-sided diaphragmatic rupture with total herniation of the liver. Such a case is reported here.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Feb 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine