Post-traumatic diaphragmatic rupture

Case contributed by Dr Rahmoun Fateh


Chest pain following motor-vehicle accident

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Focal defect in the posterior left diaphragm with diaphragmatic elevation and irregularity. The findings are in keeping with diaphragmatic rupture.

Case Discussion

Diaphragmatic rupture often results from blunt abdominal trauma which is usually associated with motor-vehicle accidents.

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Case information

rID: 18446
Case created: 6th Jul 2012
Last edited: 15th Mar 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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