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Successful laparoscopic management of an isolated grade four traumatic diaphragmatic injury: A case report

Authors:

Kasun Gunathilaka ,

University of Colombo, Colombo, LK
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Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
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Upul Indrajith,

University of Colombo, Colombo, LK
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Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
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Jeewan Samarasena,

University of Colombo, Colombo, LK
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Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
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Rajiv Rajendran

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, LK
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Abstract

Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries (TDI) are indicators of severe trauma. Laparotomy or thoracotomy is the usual practice for repairing acute TDI. However, in hemodynamically stable patients with isolated  TDI, laparoscopic management is a promising option. We report a case of successful laparoscopic management of an isolated, grade four TDI. A patient with left-sided diaphragmatic injury and the stomach within the left thorax due to trauma was successfully managed with laparoscopic reduction of stomach herniation and repairing the diaphragmatic defect.   

How to Cite: Gunathilaka, K., Indrajith, U., Samarasena, J. and Rajendran, R., 2022. Successful laparoscopic management of an isolated grade four traumatic diaphragmatic injury: A case report. Anuradhapura Medical Journal, 16(2), pp.33–36. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v16i2.7712
Published on 15 Jul 2022.
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