Blunt diaphragmatic rupture.

  title={Blunt diaphragmatic rupture.},
  author={Gilles Donat Beauchamp and A B Khalfallah and Raphaelle Girard and Serge Dub{\'e} and F Laurendeau and Graham Legros},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={148 2},
Diaphragmatic injury is often a missed diagnosis in patients with multiple trauma. For this reason, mortality can be high. From 1970 to 1981, 32 patients with diaphragmatic injuries were seen at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. Twenty-four of the patients (22 men and 2 women aged 18 to 79 years) had blunt abdominal or thoracic trauma causing diaphragmatic disruption. Rupture occurred 20 times on the left side of the diaphragm, and 3 times on the right side. There was one pericardiophrenic rupture… CONTINUE READING


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