Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

INJURY AND INTERVENTIONS
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70--72

Blunt rupture of the right hemidiaphragm with herniation of the right colon and right lobe of the liver


Anjana Bairagi1, Saundrarajen R Moodley2, Timothy C Hardcastle2, David J Muckart2 
1 Department of Surgery, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mayville, South Africa
2 Department of Surgery, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Private Bag X03, Mayville, 4058, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
Timothy C Hardcastle
Department of Surgery, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Private Bag X03, Mayville, 4058
South Africa

Acute right hemidiaphragm rupture with abdominal visceral herniation is reportedly less common than on the left. We present a complex case of blunt rupture of the right hemidiaphragm with herniation of the right colon and right lobe of the liver in a multiply injured patient. The diagnostic approach, with specific reference to the imaging studies, and surgical management is discussed, followed by a brief literature review highlighting the complexities of the case.


How to cite this article:
Bairagi A, Moodley SR, Hardcastle TC, Muckart DJ. Blunt rupture of the right hemidiaphragm with herniation of the right colon and right lobe of the liver.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2010;3:70-72


How to cite this URL:
Bairagi A, Moodley SR, Hardcastle TC, Muckart DJ. Blunt rupture of the right hemidiaphragm with herniation of the right colon and right lobe of the liver. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];3:70-72
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