Blunt and penetrating diaphragmatic injuries with or without herniation of organs into the chest.

@article{Symbas1986BluntAP,
  title={Blunt and penetrating diaphragmatic injuries with or without herniation of organs into the chest.},
  author={Panagiotis N. Symbas and S E Vlasis and Charles R. Hatcher},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={158-62}
}
From 1970 to 1984, 189 patients with penetrating injury and 20 with blunt injury were treated at Grady Memorial Hospital. One hundred eight-five patients with penetrating injury (Group 1) and 9 with blunt injury (Group 2) required emergency laparotomy. In the remaining 15 patients (Group 3), the diagnosis of diaphragmatic injury was delayed from 18 hours to 15 years (mean, 8 months) after injury. The vast majority of the Group 1 and all Group 2 patients had injury to other organs, and the… CONTINUE READING
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