Leake, Pierre-Anthony E.; Cawich, Shamir O.; McFarlane, Michael E. C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Gastro-pleural fistula – a rare complication of chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.
The Internet Journal of Surgery
Date of Publication
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.....