Rupture of the right hemidiaphragm with liver herniation: Report of a case with extension of a tear of a previously undiagnosed ruptured right hemidiaphragm

A. S. Estrera, M. R. Platt, L. J. Mills, H. C. Urschel

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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 herniation of the liver. Such a case is reported here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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  • Surgery

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