Blunt Rupture of the Right Hemi-Diaphragm with Complete Dislocation of the Right Hepatic Lobe: Report of a Case

@article{Wirbel1998BluntRO,
  title={Blunt Rupture of the Right Hemi-Diaphragm with Complete Dislocation of the Right Hepatic Lobe: Report of a Case},
  author={Reiner Josef Wirbel and Wolf Mutschler},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={1998},
  volume={28},
  pages={850-852}
}
We present herein a case of blunt rupture of the right hemidiaphragm occurring with complete intrathoracic dislocation of the right hepatic lobe in a polytraumatized patient. The initial chest X-ray was interpreted as right-sided hemothorax, and a thoracic drainage tube was accidentally placed into the liver. A computed tomography scan subsequently revealed diaphragmantic rupture with intrathoracic liver dislocation. It was possible to reposition the liver, and the extended dorsal diaphragmatic… CONTINUE READING

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