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JAY BAYEUX, Juan Denys; MARTINEZ ARTILES, Nival Shaid  and  RIDAL GONZALEZ, José. Postraumatic diaphragmatic herniation in an elderly. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.6, pp.815-819. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 73 years mixed race patient is presented with a history of thoracic penetrating stab wound who has presented frequent clinical pattern of dyspnea for 2 years, accompanied by cough and expectoration, treated with antibiotics. He went to the Ecuadorian Social Security Hospital in Tena, due to a worsening of this pattern and he was indicated a thorax x-ray that showed heterogeneous radio opaque image in the left lung base; the thorax computerized axial tomography and the colon study by contrast confirmed the diagnosis of a left diaphragmatic postraumatic herniation, for which he received surgical treatment with satisfactory clinical course

Keywords : diaphragmatic herniation; penetrating thoracic wound; trauma.

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