Isolated Blunt Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture in a Case of Situs Inversus


Situs inversus, a very rare congenital anomaly of reversal site of thoracic and abdominal organs, can be very problematic to surgeon while dealing with a case of trauma in emergency. Surgical procedures are considered difficult, complex and more challenging in patients with this condition due to the anatomical difference and position of organs. We came across an interesting and very rare case of isolated blunt traumatic diaphragmatic injury in a case of situs inversus. Traumatic injuries of the diaphragm are uncommon and isolated blunt traumatic injuries of diaphragm are very rare. Our case is very unique of its kind of situs inversus with isolated right sided diaphragmatic rupture in a 60-year-old male patient presenting 4 hours after blunt trauma to chest and abdomen.

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Ahmad, R. , Suhail, M. , Nafae, A. , Khan, Q. , Salam, P. , Bashir, S. and Nisar, Y. (2015) Isolated Blunt Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture in a Case of Situs Inversus. Surgical Science, 6, 133-137. doi: 10.4236/ss.2015.63021.

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