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Radiol Clin North Am. 2006 Mar;44(2):199-211, vii.

Imaging of diaphragm injuries.

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. csliker@umm.edu

Abstract

Diaphragm injuries are uncommon consequences of blunt and penetrating trauma. Early diagnosis and repair prevent potentially devastating complications that typically result from visceral herniation through the posttraumatic diaphragm defect. Although clinical and radiographic manifestations frequently are nonspecific, the stalwarts of trauma imaging--chest radiography and CT--typically demonstrate these injuries. To render the appropriate diagnosis, the radiologist must be familiar with the varied imaging manifestations of injury, and maintain a high index of suspicion within the appropriate clinical setting.

PMID:
16500203
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2005.10.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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