Case Report

Late Onset Traumatic Rupture of the Diaphragm with a Minor Blunt Trauma: A Case Report


  • Nazik Aşılıoğlu
  • Atay Özkal
  • Burak Tander

Received Date: 04.05.2009 Accepted Date: 04.05.2009 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2011;10(2):89-91

Rupture of the diaphragm after blunt trauma is uncommon in children but it is usually associated with life-threatening complications. A delay in diagnosis may result in an increased mortality and morbidity. A case of a ten month old girl with diaphragmatic rupture and gastric herniation presenting one month after a minor blunt trauma is reported in this article Diagnosis of isolated diaphragmatic rupture is diffi cult during the preoperative period. Following blunt or penetrating traumas, this possibility should be considered in order to diagnose diaphragmatic ruptures.

Keywords: Minor blunt trauma, diaphragmatic rupture, herniation