Rupture of the right diaphragm following blunt trauma in an infant: Case report

Juan E. Sola, Peter Mattei, Walter Pegoli, Charles N. Paidas

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-420
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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