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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-97

Traumatic right diaphragmatic hernia in children: Diagnostic difficulties

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, Dakar, Senegal

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Dr. O Ndour
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, BP: BP 3001 Dakar - Etoile, Dakar
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.151004

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Traumatic right diaphragmatic hernia is rare in children. Its diagnosis can be difficult in the acute phase of trauma because its signs are not specific, especially in a poly trauma context. We report two cases of traumatic right diaphragmatic hernia following a blunt thoraco-abdominal trauma, highlighting some difficulties in establishing an early diagnosis and the need for a high index of suspicion.

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