Right diaphragmatic hernia in an elderly man

Manu, Mohan K and Mohapatra, Aswini Kumar and Magazine, Rahul (2012) Right diaphragmatic hernia in an elderly man. Indian Journal Chest Disease Allied Science, 54 (3). pp. 173-174.

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Abstract

A 71-year-old male presented with progressive exertional breathlessness and cough for the last four years. His breathlessness aggravated after a heavy meal and on lying down. He was a smoker, but had no co-morbidities. He did not remember any major trauma or surgery. Examination of the respiratory system revealed mediastinal shift to the left, diminished breath sounds over the whole of the right hemithorax and gurgling sounds all over, mainly the infrascapular area. Examination of other organ systems revealed no abnormality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diaphragmatic hernia, Elderly, Traumatic, Dyspnoea.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 04:57
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 04:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79613

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