Case Report

Laparoscopic repair of pericardio-diaphragmatic rupture: A case report

M L Phakula, M N Latakgomo, AB van As

Abstract


Diaphragmatic rupture following blunt trauma is a common pathology which has good outomes when discovered early and treated. The common practice has been to manage these patients with either a laparotomy or thoracotomy, with some reports showing the safety of laparoscopy. We present a case of a patient who presented with a pericadio-diaphragmatic rupture who was managed successfully using laparoscopy.


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M L Phakula, Department of General Surgery, Pietersburg Hospital, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

M N Latakgomo, Department of General Surgery, Pietersburg Hospital, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

AB van As, Department of General Surgery, Pietersburg Hospital, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2021;111(11b):1145-1146. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i11b.16194

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Date submitted: 2021-12-01
Date published: 2021-12-01

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