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Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2014 Nov;20(6):463-5. doi: 10.5505/tjtes.2014.27547.

Right ventricle collapse secondary to hepatothorax caused by diaphragm rupture due to blunt trauma.

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Department of Cardiology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
Department of General Surgery, Turhal State Hospital, Tokat, Turkey.


Traumatic diaphragm ruptures occur frequently after motor vehicle accidents through penetrating traumas. In 90% of the patients, traumatic diaphragm rupture commonly coexists with other organ injuries. Posteroanterior chest x-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, upper gastrointestinal system contrast-enhanced examinations, and thoraxoscopy/laparoscopy are several modalities which can be used for diagnosing traumatic diaphragm rupture in clinical practice. A case of right ventricle collapse secondary to hepatothorax caused by diaphragm rupture was presented in this study. Patient was diagnosed by posteroanterior chest x-ray and computed tomography. Emergency surgery was planned due to hemodynamic instability. When mechanical pressure on the right ventricle disappeared, hemodynamic improvement was observed simultaneously.

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