Imaging evaluation of diaphragmatic injuries: Improving interpretation accuracy

Fabio M. Paes, Anthony M. Durso, Gary Danton, Ivan Ignacio Castellon, Felipe Munera

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Abstract

Diaphragmatic Injuries (DIs) remain a challenging diagnosis with potential catastrophic delayed complications. A high degree of suspicion in every case of severe blunt thoracoabdominal trauma or penetrating thoracoabdominal injury is essential. This review will present the evidence and controversies on this topic providing a practical tutorial for radiologists hoping to improve their interpretive accuracy for both blunt and penetrating DIs. The imaging signs of diaphragmatic injuries will be explained with emphasis on multidetector CT. Diagnostic pitfalls, available protocols and other issues will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number109134
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume130
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Blunt
  • Diaphragmatic injury
  • MDCT
  • Penetrating
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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