Blunt bilateral diaphragmatic rupture-A right side can be easily missed

Maria Michailidou, Narong Kulvatunyou, Bellal Joseph, Lynn Gries, Randall S. Friese, Donald Green, Terence OKeeffe, Andrew L. Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Peter Rhee

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Blunt diaphragmatic rupture (BDR) is uncommon with a reported incidence range of 1%-2%. The true incidence is not known. Bilateral BDR is particularly rare. We presented a case of bilateral BDR and we think that the incidence is under-recognised thanks to an easily missed and difficult to diagnose right sided injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalTrauma Case Reports
Issue number9-12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bilateral
  • Blunt
  • Diaphragm
  • Injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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