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J Korean Pediatr Soc. 2001 Jun;44(6):705-708. Korean. Case Report.
Jeong JY , Kim HM , Shin JK .
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea.

Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries in infants and children are uncommon. Late presentation of such an injury is well recognised in adults but is exceptionally rare in children. Because of the increased compliance of the thoracic cage in children, rupture of the diaphragm can occur without signs of external injury. Morbidity and mortality can be minimized by a high index of suspicion, prompt recognition, and surgical repair of even the smallest diaphragmatic injury. We present a case of delayed presentation of traumatic diagphragmatic hernia in a boy of 10 months.

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