Massive ipsilateral pleural effusion caused by transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia

Young Shun Wu, Yen Y. Lin, Chin Wang Hsu, Shi J. Chu, Shih Hung Tsai

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Abstract

Transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia (TDIH) is a rare consequence from blunt chest-abdominal injury. The diagnosis of TDIH is often delayed. We report a patient who had a history of left-sided upper abdominal blunt injury 2 months before admission presented with a newly developed, massive pleural effusion and clinical manifestations of intestinal obstruction. A multidetector-row computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of traumatic diaphragm rupture and TDIH. He underwent thoracotomy with reduction of herniated viscera and repair of the diaphragm and chest wall. He was discharged uneventfully and remained well on follow-up at 2 months.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Pleural Effusion
Hernia
Abdominal Injuries
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Diaphragm
Thoracic Injuries
Viscera
Multidetector Computed Tomography
Intestinal Obstruction
Thoracic Wall
Thoracotomy
Rupture

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Massive ipsilateral pleural effusion caused by transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia. / Wu, Young Shun; Lin, Yen Y.; Hsu, Chin Wang; Chu, Shi J.; Tsai, Shih Hung.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 2, 02.2008.

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Wu, Young Shun ; Lin, Yen Y. ; Hsu, Chin Wang ; Chu, Shi J. ; Tsai, Shih Hung. / Massive ipsilateral pleural effusion caused by transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 26, No. 2.
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