Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is a rare childhood injury and is often difficult to diagnose. This is particularly true in infants. We present the case of a 3-month-old infant with traumatic rupture of the right diaphragm that became clinically apparent only after extubation. The diagnosis can often be made on the basis of chest radiography and clinical signs. Surgical treatment is required. Some phrenic nerve injuries can be anticipated and late sequelae may result.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Mar 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine