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Traumatic Intrapericardial Diaphragmatic Herniation

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E. Schollaert ,

Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent., BE
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D. Devos

Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent., BE
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Abstract

Background: A 61-year-old man was referred to our hospital after a high impact motor vehicle accident. A full body CT scan revealed a cranial subdural hematoma and multiple fractures of the axial and appendicular skeleton (not shown), as well as a retrosternal hematoma. Because of steadily decreasing hemoglobin and hematocrit levels on day 2, a repeat thoracoabdominal CT scan was performed, but active bleeding was not found. On day 7, sudden desaturation and increased drain output from the nasogastric tube prompted for a repeat thoraco-abdominal CT scan.

How to Cite: Schollaert E, Devos D. Traumatic Intrapericardial Diaphragmatic Herniation. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2015;98(3):141–2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.804
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Published on 01 Jun 2015.
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