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Blunt diaphragmatic rupture--a rare injury in blunt thoracoabdominal trauma.

Department of General Surgery, Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive, Garran, Canberra, ACT 2605, Australia.
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (Impact Factor: 2.36). 04/2012; 16(9):1805-6. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-012-1884-8
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ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Blunt traumatic rupture of the diaphragm is rare. DISCUSSION: We provide a case report of rupture of the diaphragm with visceral herniation in blunt thoracoabdominal trauma.

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