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Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-71

Acute diaphragmatic hernia from blunt trauma.


Department of Pediatric Surgery LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai 400022

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Department of Pediatric Surgery LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai 400022

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ABSTRACT: A case report of acute diaphragmatic rupture caused by blunt trauma to the abdomen by fall of a pillar over a five year old girl. Acute diaphragmatic rupture in pediatric age group is very rare and usually results from automobile accidents and penetrating injury. The presentation may be acute or chronic. A high index of suspicion is requires for the diagnosis of the condition. Diagnosis is made by proper history and X-ray. Treatment of choice is laparotomy and repair of the diaphragmatic tear in layers.






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