The rupture of the diaphragm: Case report



Diaphragmatic rupture, Body scans


Diaphragmatic ruptures represent a rare but potentially serious clinical entity that is often integrated into polytrauma. We report a case of left diaphragmatic rupture, discovered twenty days after an accident on the public highway.  For the diagnosis, it is necessary to insist on the body scan, whose sensitivity is undoubtedly less than that of other more specific examinations, but which is easily interpretable and accessible in most emergency centers. The order of surgical management is taken at clinical examination, and before the existence of an abdominal emergency. 


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Ekuke EO, Zhar J, El Bouhaddouti H. The rupture of the diaphragm: Case report. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];2(3):359-60. Available from: