Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia

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Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia
Classification and external resources
Diaphragmatic rupture spleen herniation.jpg
An X-ray showing the spleen in the left lower portion of the chest cavity (X and arrow) after a diaphragmatic tear[1]
ICD-10 S27.8
ICD-9 862.0
eMedicine med/3487
MeSH D006549

A traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is a type of diaphragmatic hernia which is acquired through an abdominal injury. This is in contrast to a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which is present from birth.

It can occur after splenectomy.[2]

Because it can be indicative of severe trauma, it often co-presents with pelvic fracture.[3]

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  1. ^ Hariharan D, Singhal R, Kinra S, Chilton A (2006). "Post traumatic intra thoracic spleen presenting with upper GI bleed! A case report". BMC Gastroenterol 6: 38. doi:10.1186/1471-230X-6-38. PMC 1687187. PMID 17132174. 
  2. ^ Tsuboi K, Omura N, Kashiwagi H, Kawasaki N, Suzuki Y, Yanaga K (2008). "Delayed traumatic diaphragmatic hernia after open splenectomy: report of a case". Surg. Today 38 (4): 352–4. doi:10.1007/s00595-007-3627-0. PMID 18368327. 
  3. ^ Meyers BF, McCabe CJ (December 1993). "Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. Occult marker of serious injury". Ann. Surg. 218 (6): 783–90. doi:10.1097/00000658-199312000-00013. PMC 1243075. PMID 8257229.