Delayed presentation of diaphragmatic hernia in a young and fit patient requiring emergency management

SM Tuladhar, VK Sharma

Abstract

Diaphragmatic hernia, when they do present in adults, can manifest as a life threatening complication. Symptoms might initially be minimal in young and fit patients. They can also easily mimic complications like peptic ulcer perforation or tension pneumothorax and early pathophysiological correlation is required to reach an early diagnosis and treatment.

DOI: 10.3126/jcmsn.v6i3.4077

Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2010, Vol. 6, No. 3 pp.50-51

Keywords

diaphragmatic hernia
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