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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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LERENDEGUI, Luciana et al. Post traumatic diaphragmatic rupture in children: Case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.2, pp.e292-e295. ISSN 0325-0075.

Diaphragmatic rupture is a relatively uncommon entity in pediatrics that can occur as a result of a high-impact trauma. Only between 25 and 50% of the cases are detected in the initial evaluation of the patient, which increases the risk of complications. This paper presents the case of an asymptomatic 8-year-old patient who was referred to our institution after a vehicular accident. A day and a half after admission, a left pulmonary hypoventilation was detected. Computed tomography scan showed intrathoracic elevation of the splenic angle of the colon and the small bowel. Surgical exploration and treatment were performed. Deferred radiographic controls showed no signs of relapse.

Keywords : Diaphragmatic rupture; Polytrauma; Diaphragmatic hernia; Pediatric.

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