Diaphragmatic hernia following blunt trauma in a child
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A nine-year old boy successfully treated for an acute diaphragmatic hernia resulting from blunt trauma is presented. The clinical features, diagnosis and management of this rare condition are briefly reviewed.
KeywordsDiaphragmatic Hernia Blunt Trauma Visceral Injury Left Chest Traumatic Rupture
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