Volume 24, Number 160 (10-2017)                   RJMS 2017, 24(160): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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Monshizadeh S, Arabi M, Pahlevani R, Rezayi Tavierani M. A Case Report of missed Traumatic rupture of diaphragm. RJMS. 2017; 24 (160)
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4615-en.html

MD-MPH student Iran University of Medical sciences
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Introduction: The diaphragm is the main respiratory muscle; the diaphragm can rupture in the field of blunt trauma, penetrating trauma or occur following medical procedures. Approximately 0.8 to 1.6% of patients with blunt trauma are suspected to have a rupture of the diaphragm.  As diaphragmatic rupture is a rare clinical condition, so it may be Undiagnosed and associated with complications and high mortality and morbidity.

Case report: In this study we report a 53-year-old man, had blunt trauma history five years ago, but during this period, had been undiagnosed. By complaining of shortness of breath, see physicians frequently and just received medical treatment during these years. At the end abdominal X-ray was requested for the patient, showed diaphragmatic rupture and herniation of the left side of the colon into the thoracic area, has been observed.

Conclusion:  having a strong clinical suspicion, taking a thorough history of the patient, performing an accurate physical examination and doing an essential diagnostic procedures, confirms the diagnosis.

Type of Study: case report | Subject: General Surgery

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