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A review on traumatic diaphragmatic rupture

Journal article
Authors Joel Lundgren
SH Mousavie
AR Negahi
B Nakhaei
G Varga
Hans Granhed
Levent Akyürek
M Hosseini
David Pazooki
Published in Trauma and Emergency Care
Volume 2
Issue 5
Pages 1-4
ISSN 1807-3883
Publication year 2017
Published at
Pages 1-4
Language en
Subject categories Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Surgery


Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia apparently was described by Sennertus, who in 1541 reported an instance of delayed herniation of viscera through an injured diaphragm. The first two deaths were described by Ambrose Paré in 1578, one from strangulated bowel. Ambroise Paré, in 1579, described the first case of diaphragmatic rupture diagnosed at autopsy. The patient was a French artillery captain who initially survived a gunshot wound of the abdomen, but died 8 months later of a strangulated gangrenous colon, herniating through a small diaphragmatic defect that would admit only the tip of the small finger. It was not until 1853 that ante mortem diagnosis of traumatic rupture of diaphragm was made by Bowditch. The first successful diaphragmatic repair was reported by Riolfi in 1886 in a patient with omental prolapse, and Naumann in 1888 repaired the defect with herniated stomach. The largest and the most comprehensive collective review was published by Hood in 1971, whereas the earliest review on this subject was by Carter andassociates in 1951.

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