Missed diaphragmatic injuries and their long-term sequelae.

  title={Missed diaphragmatic injuries and their long-term sequelae.},
  author={Peter Reber and Bruno M. Schmied and Christian Seiler and Hans Ulrich Baer and Ameet G. Patel and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={44 1},
BACKGROUND Blunt or penetrating truncal traumas can result in diaphragmatic rupture or injury. Because diaphragmatic defects are difficult to diagnose, those that are missed may present with latent symptoms of obstruction of herniated viscera. METHODS A chart review of all patients admitted with late presentations of posttraumatic diaphragmatic hernias from 1980 to 1996 was undertaken. RESULTS Ten patients with posttraumatic diaphragmatic hernias were treated in this specified period. There… CONTINUE READING


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