Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia: An Uncommon Entity

  • Ellina Dangol doctor
  • Aditya Prakash Yadav
  • Umesh Kumar Yadav
  • Binod Kumar Rai
  • Vipul Vivek Pathak


Traumatic Diaphragmatic hernia is secondary to penetrating injuries and blunt abdominal and thoracic trauma. It is an uncommon entity. Early diagnosis is necessary to decrease morbidity and mortality. Here we report a case of 22-year-old male with diagnosis of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. On examination abdomen was distended, guarding present, tender present and bowel sound not appreciated with decreased air entry over left side. CT Scan showed left sided diaphragmatic defect with intrathoracic herniation of abdominal viscera. Laparotomy and exploration revealed a diaphragmatic tear of size 7.5cm X 5cm, with herniation of stomach, spleen, splenic flexure of colon, distal pancreas through diaphragmatic tear.

Author Biographies

Aditya Prakash Yadav
Department of general surgery, lecturer
Umesh Kumar Yadav
Department of general surgery, Associate professor.
Binod Kumar Rai
Department of general surgery, Lecturer
Vipul Vivek Pathak
Department of anaesthesia, resident
How to Cite
DANGOL, Ellina et al. Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia: An Uncommon Entity. J Soc Surg Nep, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 2, p. 71-73, dec. 2022. ISSN 2392-4772. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 june 2024.