Author(s): Walchalk LR, Stanfield SC
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Abstract We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who suffered a delayed presentation of a traumatic diaphragmatic rupture (TDR). Because TDR is frequently missed on initial presentation, a delay between trauma and diagnosis can present a unique diagnostic dilemma for the emergency physician. Important historical clues and physical examination findings are the keys to making this diagnosis. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in J Emerg Med
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access