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Journal Article
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Leake, Pierre-Anthony E.; Cawich, Shamir O.; McFarlane, Michael E. C.
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Article Title
Gastro-pleural fistula a rare complication of chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.
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The Internet Journal of Surgery
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2009
Volume ID
19
Issue ID
1
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Abstract
This report describes the delayed presentation of a gastro-pleural fistula due to a strangulated diaphragmatic hernia after penetrating thoraco-abdominal trauma. It highlights the difficulties faced in the diagnosis of acute diaphragmatic injuries and the potential significant consequences of such missed injuries. The need for a high index of clinical suspicion and appropriate evaluation of thoraco-abdominal penetrating wounds is paramount. The ideal investigatory tool continues to be evaluated, with direct visualization of the diaphragm garnering most support.....
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