General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 61, Issue 8, pp 473–475 | Cite as

Spontaneous diaphragm rupture associated with vaginal delivery

  • Masatsugu HamajiEmail author
  • Bryan M. Burt
  • Syed Osman Ali
  • Daniel M. Cohen
Case Report


Spontaneous rupture of the diaphragm associated with vaginal delivery is a rare occurrence, but has high rates of morbidity and mortality. Herein, we present a first uncomplicated case of spontaneous rupture of the diaphragm associated with vaginal delivery, which was treated successfully with surgery via a thoracotomy.


Diaphragm Rupture Surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masatsugu Hamaji
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bryan M. Burt
    • 1
  • Syed Osman Ali
    • 1
  • Daniel M. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Thoracic SurgeryThe Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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