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A case of acquired diaphragmatic hernia presenting with pneumothorax

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JD Arudchelvam ,

Registrar, Professorial Surgical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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P Dias,

Senior Registrar, Professorial Surgical Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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D Weerasekara

Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Nugegoda., LK
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Abstract

Diaphragmatic hernia can be congenital or acquired. Both are rare (1 in 2000 births). We report a case of acquired diaphragmatic hernia in a 23-year old male who presented with complications due to delayed diagnosis of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v27i1.1898

The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2009: 27: 17-18

How to Cite: Arudchelvam, J., Dias, P. & Weerasekara, D., (2010). A case of acquired diaphragmatic hernia presenting with pneumothorax. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 27(1), pp.17–18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v27i1.1898
Published on 14 May 2010.
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