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Am Surg. 2008 Apr;74(4):350-3.

Disruption of the costal margin with transdiaphragmatic abdominal herniation induced by coughing.

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Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8062, USA.

Abstract

We present a case of disruption of the cartilage of the costal margin resulting in herniation of abdominal contents across the diaphragm into the chest and across a gap between the ribs into the subcutaneous tissues. The literature on this condition and its management is reviewed.

PMID:
18453304
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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