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Case 553

Blunt left diaphragmatic rupture with stomach herniation

Author(s)
M. Wintermark, P. Schnyder
 
Patient
female, 62 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 25.10.2000
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.553
  • Section Chest Imaging
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Resident
  • Views 11659
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  • Figure 1
    Blunt left diaphragmatic rupture with stomach herniation
     

    Admission plain film displays a discontinuous left diaphragm, with a buldge of its mid segment, relating possibly to a diaphragmatic lesion. Serial left rib fractures, a left pneumothorax and a pneumopericardium are...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Blunt left diaphragmatic rupture with stomach herniation;

    Spiral CT section (3-mm) demonstrates a diaphragmatic defect (arrows), filled with abdominal fat. An extensive hemoperitoneum arising from laceration of the spleen and the splenic artery is also depicted

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Blunt left diaphragmatic rupture with stomach herniation;
     
     
Admission plain film displays a discontinuous left diaphragm, with a buldge of its mid segment, relating possibly to a diaphragmatic lesion. Serial left rib fractures, a left pneumothorax and a pneumopericardium are also present
 
Spiral CT section (3-mm) demonstrates a diaphragmatic defect (arrows), filled with abdominal fat. An extensive hemoperitoneum arising from laceration of the spleen and the splenic artery is also depicted
 
 
 
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