Post-Traumatic Peritoneopericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Case ReportKatarzyna Szwalbe*, Piotr Misiak and Artur Terlecki
Department of Thoracic Surgery, General and Oncological Surgery, University Clinical Hospital No.2, Military Memorial Medical Academy, Central Veterans’ Hospital, Medical University of Łódź, Poland
- *Corresponding Author:
- Katarzyna Szwalbe
Department of Thoracic Surgery, General and
Oncological Surgery, University Clinical Hospital No.2
Military Memorial Medical Academy
Central Veterans’ Hospital, Medical University of Łódź, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 10, 2017; Accepted date: March 09, 2017; Published date: March 11, 2017
Citation: Szwalbe K, Misiak P, Terlecki A (2017) Post-Traumatic Peritoneopericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Case Report. J Trauma Treat 6:364. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000364
Copyright: © 2017 Szwalbe K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The most common cause of traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is blunt or penetrating thoraco-abdominal trauma. The proper diagnosis can be difficult to make due to the non-specific clinical picture. The surgical approach in managing diaphragmatic rupture includes laparotomy, thoracotomy, or both. This article presents a case of a 60- year-old woman with post-traumatic peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia. The study suggests that diaphragmatic injury should be considered in patients with blunt or penetrating thoraco-abdominal trauma.