Tension fecopneumothorax due to colonic perforation in a diaphragmatic hernia.

@article{Seelig1999TensionFD,
  title={Tension fecopneumothorax due to colonic perforation in a diaphragmatic hernia.},
  author={Matthias Hartmut Seelig and Paul J. Klingler and Klaus Schoenleben},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={288-91}
}
A traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is a well-known complication following blunt abdominal or penetrating thoracic trauma. Although the majority of cases are diagnosed immediately, some patients may present later with a diaphragmatic hernia. A tension fecopneumothorax, however, is a rarity. We report on a patient who, 2 years after being treated for a stab wound to the chest, presented with an acute tension fecopneumothorax caused by the incarceration of the large bowel in the thoracic cavity… CONTINUE READING

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