An elderly man with sudden-onset shortness of breath and hydropneumothorax

Vasu, Tajender S.; Saluja, Jasjet; Landsberg, David; Lenox, Robert
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/31/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 3, p311
Academic Journal
This article presents a case study on an elderly man with sudden-onset shortness of breath and hydropneumothorax. Colopleural fistula takes place in exceptionally rare occasions. it happens after traumatic rupture of the diaphragm, strangulation of part of the colon through a congenital Bochdalek (diaphragmatic) hernia and intra-abdominal surgery.


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