Massive ipsilateral pleural effusion caused by transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia.

Abstract

Transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia (TDIH) is a rare consequence from blunt chest-abdominal injury. The diagnosis of TDIH is often delayed. We report a patient who had a history of left-sided upper abdominal blunt injury 2 months before admission presented with a newly developed, massive pleural effusion and clinical manifestations of intestinal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2007.04.018

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