Diaphragmatic rupture: CT findings in 11 patients.

@article{Worthy1995DiaphragmaticRC,
  title={Diaphragmatic rupture: CT findings in 11 patients.},
  author={Sue A Worthy and Edith Y Kang and Thomas E. Hartman and Joyce Y. S. Kwong and John R. Mayo and Nestor Luiz M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={194 3},
  pages={
          885-8
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine the signs of diaphragmatic rupture at computed tomography (CT) and the frequency of preoperative diagnosis with CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT scans in 11 consecutive patients with surgically proved tears of the diaphragm due to blunt trauma were reviewed by two chest radiologists. The observers assessed the presence of discontinuity of the diaphragm, herniation of abdominal viscera or omentum, and waistlike constriction of the herniated stomach or bowel (collar sign… CONTINUE READING
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