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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-12

Delayed diaphragmatic rupture an unusual differential diagnosis for a pleural effusion

1 Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Ramya Iyyadurai
Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_2_18

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Delayed diaphragmatic rupture is usually seen after blunt trauma. The diagnosis is often missed since the symptoms are often nonspecific.The radiograph findings are also nonspecific, and high index of suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. We report a patient who presented to us 7 years after blunt trauma with delayed diaphragmatic rupture and was successfully diagnosed and treated surgically.

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