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Ruptured hemidiaphragm after bilateral lung transplantation

  • J. Gómez-Arnau (a1) (a2), N. Novoa (a3), M. G. Isidro (a4), A. Plaza (a1), F. Galindo (a1) and C. Ezquerro (a1)...

Abstract

A case of right hemidiaphragm rupture and abdominal herniation into the thorax occurring during the immediate post-operative course of double-lung transplantation is reported. This complication has not been reported previously. We examine the possible aetiology and suggest that the direct cause could be an increase in intra-abdominal pressure during chest physiotherapy.

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Correspondence: J. Gómez-Arnau, Puerto Rico, 5, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.

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Ruptured hemidiaphragm after bilateral lung transplantation

  • J. Gómez-Arnau (a1) (a2), N. Novoa (a3), M. G. Isidro (a4), A. Plaza (a1), F. Galindo (a1) and C. Ezquerro (a1)...

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