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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-96

Diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as pleural effusion


Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The City Hospital, Dubai Health Care City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Correspondence Address:
Z Nalladaru
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The City Hospital, Dubai Health Care City, PO Box 505004, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1117-6806.103116

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Rupture of the diaphragm is almost always due to major trauma. We present here an unusual and rare case of late presentation of diaphragmatic hernia after an innocuous injury. The patient was initially misdiagnosed as a left pleural effusion on the basis of chest X-ray and ultrasound findings. Finally, the diagnosis was confirmed on computerized scanning.


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