Post Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia Diagnosed after 2 Years by a Complication of Intestinal Strangulation within the Chest

Mounir Bouali

CHU, Ibn Rochd, Morocco.

Kenza Benjelloun Touimi *

CHU, Ibn Rochd, Morocco.

Abdelilah El Bakouri

CHU, Ibn Rochd, Morocco.

Khalid El Hattabi

CHU, Ibn Rochd, Morocco.

Fatim-Zahra Bensardi

CHU, Ibn Rochd, Morocco.

Abdelaziz Fadil

CHU, Ibn Rochd, Morocco.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Diaphragmatic rupture is a rare pathology that reported in less than 0.5% of all trauma cases, with signs and symptoms that can easily be misdiagnosed. Clinicians must maintain a high index of suspicion to correctly manage this pathology. We present a case of diaphragmatic hernia that was misdiagnosed until it became strangulated. The time between trauma and occlusive syndrome was 2 years. The patient had symptoms of intestinal obstruction. The CT scann showed colonic left diaphragmatic hernia with a large bowel obstruction.The surgery confirmed the complication of intestinal strangulation within the chest.

Keywords: Post traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, intestinal strangulation


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Bouali, M., Touimi, K. B., Bakouri, A. E., Hattabi, K. E., Bensardi, F.-Z., & Fadil, A. (2024). Post Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia Diagnosed after 2 Years by a Complication of Intestinal Strangulation within the Chest. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Gastroenterology, 7(1), 91–95. Retrieved from https://journalajrrga.com/index.php/AJRRGA/article/view/136

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