Table of Contents
ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 458390, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/458390
Case Report

Strangulated Tension Viscerothorax with Gangrene of the Stomach in Missed Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture

1Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 220005, Nigeria
2Department of Anaesthesia, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 220005, Nigeria

Received 7 March 2011; Accepted 29 April 2011

Academic Editors: M. Caputo, F. A. Luchette, J. M. Porter, and E. M. Targarona

Copyright © 2011 Uvie Onakpoya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. Y. Kao, W. J. Lee, and H. J. Lin, “Tension gastrothorax: a life-threatening cause of acute abdominal pain,” Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol. 180, no. 9, p. 983, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  2. W. J. Lee and Y. S. Lee, “Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture: a diagnostic challenge in the emergency department,” Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 24, no. 8, p. 601, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  3. B. F. Meyers and C. J. McCabe, “Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia: occult marker of serious injury,” Annals of Surgery, vol. 218, no. 6, pp. 783–790, 1993. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. H. Ekim, M. Tuncer, and B. Ozbay, “Tension viscerothorax due to traumatic diaphragmatic rupture,” Annals of Saudi Medicine, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 207–208, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. J. A. Asensio, D. Demetriades, and A. Rodriguez, “Injury to the diaphragm,” in Trauma, K. L. Mattox, D. V. Feliciano, and Moore E. E., Eds., pp. 603–631, McGraw–Hill, New York, NY, USA, 4th edition, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  6. S. L. Beal, “Diaphragmatic rupture,” in Trauma Management I & II. Abdominal Trauma, F. W. Blaisdell and D. D. Trunkey, Eds., pp. 83–93, Thieme, New York, NY, USA, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  7. R. Shah, S. Sabanathan, A. J. Mearns, and A. K. Choudhury, “Traumatic rupture of diaphragm,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 1444–1449, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. B. McCann and A. O'Gara, “Tension viscerothorax: an important differential for tension pneumothorax,” Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 220–221, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  9. O. I. Oyinloye, M. A. Adeboye, A. A. Abdulkarim, L. O. Abdur-Rahman, and O. A. Adesiyun, “Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as leftsided hydropneumothorax: a case report,” Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 57–60, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  10. M. Muroni, G. Provenza, S. Conte et al., “Diaphragmatic rupture with right colon and small intestine herniation after blunt trauma: a case report,” Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 4, p. 289, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  11. M. Kamiyoshihara, T. Nagashima, T. Ibe, and I. Takeyoshi, “Rupture of the diaphragm and pericardium with cardiac herniation after blunt chest trauma,” General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 291–294, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  12. S. Lochum, T. Ludig, F. Walter, H. Sebbag, G. Grosdidier, and A. G. Blum, “Imaging of diaphragmatic injury: a diagnostic challenge?” Radiographics, vol. 22, no. S103–116, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  13. E. Hoffman, “Strangulated diaphragmatic hernia,” Thorax, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 541–549, 1968. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. P. A. Ebert, R. A. Gaertner, and G. D. Zuidema, “Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia,” Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 125, no. 1, pp. 59–65, 1967. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. M. M. Hegarty, J. V. Bryer, I. B. Angorn, and L. W. Baker, “Delayed presentation of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia,” Annals of Surgery, vol. 188, no. 2, pp. 229–233, 1978. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus