Starting from the observation of a case of late diagnosed left-side hernia after traumatic rupture of diaphragma, the authors consider the increasing incidence of this pathology during the years. The increased frequency of thoraco-abdominal traumas and the more sophisticated diagnostic tools, permit an earlier diagnosis nowadays. In our patient the diagnosis was made late on the basis of the standard x-ray of the thorax. The CT scan of the thorax and of the abdomen gave more informations. Left thoracotomy enabled a wide exposure of the herniated viscera; the breakthrough of the diaphragm was repaired by means of interrupted suture and it was necessary to apply two prostheses of synthetic material.
|Titolo:||[Post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia with late diagnosis. Report of a clinical case].|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|