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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361


JONES, A L C  and  THIRSK, I. Misdiagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in a trauma setting. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2012, vol.50, n.3, pp.93-94. ISSN 2078-5151.

Distinguishing diaphragmatic eventration from rupture in the trauma setting can be a considerable challenge. We present a case involving a man suffering from chest pain and with a raised left hemidiaphragm on the chest radiograph after a motor vehicle injury. A review of the literature discusses the use of imaging modalities and subsequent surgical diagnostic procedures in the face of uncertainty.

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