A Rare Case Of Isolated Blunt Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture

Shetty, P and Selvaraju, K (2010) A Rare Case Of Isolated Blunt Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture. WebmedCentral, 1 (11).

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Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture (TDR) is a recognized consequence of high velocity blunt trauma to the abdomen usually a result of motor vehicle accident (MVA) and occasionally by penetrating thoraco abdominal trauma .Blunt traumatic iaphragmatic rupture (BTDR) is a life threatening condition with an incidence of 0.8%–1.6% in blunt trauma [1–3]. The diagnosis often happens to be late due to the absence of typical symptoms or other major injuries dominating the clinical aspect [4]. An isolated BTDR is rare. Here we present a rare case of isolated blunt traumatic diaphragmatic rupture with its review of literature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 10:27
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2012 10:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77225

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