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Intraoperative Diagnosis of a Pericardial Injury Associated with Multiple Diaphragmatic Ruptures in a Patient with Abdominal Blunt Trauma
Do Wan Kim, In Seok Jeong, Kook Joo Na, Sang Yun Song, Kyo Seon Lee, Seung Ku Kang
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2016;29(4):180-183
Published online: December 31, 2016
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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.
Received: 22 November 2016   • Revised: 1 December 2016   • Accepted: 31 January 2017

A diaphragmatic injury is uncommon, but occurs more frequently with injury to other organs. Particularly, a diaphragmatic accompanied by a pericardial injury is very rare. The authors report a case of incidentally detecting a pericardial injury during surgery for a diaphragmatic injury due to abdominal blunt trauma.

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