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Case 2665

Blunt left diaphragmatic rupture: radiography and CT findings

Author(s)
Bermejo A., Almenar A., Gallego M.S., Borruel S.
 
Patient
male, 25 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 03.08.2007
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.2665
  • Section Chest Imaging
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Resident
  • Views 2202
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  • Figure 1

    Initial chest radiograph shows a gas-filled viscus above the left hemidiafragm,and contralateral mediastinal shift. A nasogastric tube is seen in the thoracic cavity (arrowheads).

     
     
     
  • Figure 2
     

    A CT scan of the midthoracic region showing an intrathoracic herniation of the stomach.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown;

    A CT scan obtained at the level of the caudate lobe showing a defect in the continuity of the anterolateral left hemidiaphragm(white arrows). An hourglass-shaped stomach is seen against the posterior ribs (dependent...

     
     
     
  • Figure 3
     

    Reformatted images showing the intrathoracic herniation of the stomach more clearly.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown;

    Reformatted images showing the intrathoracic herniation of the stomach more clearly.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown;
     
     
Initial chest radiograph shows a gas-filled viscus above the left hemidiafragm,and contralateral mediastinal shift. A nasogastric tube is seen in the thoracic cavity (arrowheads).
 
A CT scan of the midthoracic region showing an intrathoracic herniation of the stomach.
 
A CT scan obtained at the level of the caudate lobe showing a defect in the continuity of the anterolateral left hemidiaphragm(white arrows). An hourglass-shaped stomach is seen against the posterior ribs (dependent viscera sign). There is also a marked thickening of the left diaphragmatic crura.
 
Reformatted images showing the intrathoracic herniation of the stomach more clearly.
 
Reformatted images showing the intrathoracic herniation of the stomach more clearly.
 
 
 
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