Tension gastrothorax: a life-threatening cause of acute abdominal pain
- phrenectomy. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1782
A definition of the term "phrenectomy," which refers to either surgery of all or part of the diaphragm, or surgery of part of the phrenic nerve, is presented.
- Literature reviews. Lampe, John B.; Blakely, Martin L.; Lobe, Thom E. // Clinical Pediatrics;Apr1998, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p274
Summarizes and comments on the report `Evolution of the Technique of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair on ECMO,' by J.M. Wilson, L.K. Bower, and D.P. Lund, published in `Journal of Pediatric Surgery,' 1994; 29 (8).
- Human Acellular Dermal Matrix as a Prosthesis for Repair of a Traumatic Diaphragm Rupture. Teicher, Erik J.; Madbak, Firas G.; Dangleben, Dale A.; Pasquale, Michael D. // American Surgeon;Feb2010, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p231
A letter to the editor about a case of a 25-year old man who underwent diaphragmatic repair using the AlloDerm acellular dermal matrix is presented.
- Anesthetic management of a patient with congenital diaphragmatic eventration. Chaudhary, Kapil; Anand, Raktima; Girdhar, Kiran; Manchanda, Gunjan; Panda, Asish; Bhalotra, Anju // Journal of Anesthesia;2011, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p585
Congenital diaphragmatic eventration is uncommon in adults and is caused by paralysis, aplasia or atrophy of the muscular fibers of the diaphragm. It may cause severe dyspnea, orthopnea and hypoxia in adult patients. Most symptomatic patients may be managed efficiently without the need for...
- Mini-open anterior instrumentation with diaphragm sparing for thoracolumbar idiopathic scoliosis: its technique and clinical results. Yong Qiu; Feng Zhu; Bin Wang; Zezhang Zhu; Yang Yu; Xu Sun; Weiwei Ma // European Spine Journal;Feb2011, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p266
The traditional method of thoracoabdominal retroperitoneal approach requires dissection of diaphragm which bears potential complications such as postoperatively weakened abdominal breathing and dysfunction of diaphragm. Mini-open anterior instrumentation with diaphragm sparing is designed to...
- Laparoscopic repair of traumatic diaphragmatic injuries. Matthews, B.D.; Bui, H.; Harold, K.L.; Kercher, K.W.; Adrales, G.; Park, A.; Sing, R.F.; Heniford, B.T. // Surgical Endoscopy;Feb2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p254
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and limitations of laparoscopic repair of traumatic diaphragmatic injuries. Methods: Laparoscopic repair of an acute traumatic diaphragmatic laceration or chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernia was attempted in 17 patients...
- Blunt diaphragmatic rupture: four year’s experience. Matsevych, O. // Hernia;Feb2008, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p73
Blunt diaphragmatic rupture (DR) is a rare condition usually masked by multiple associated injuries, which are the main cause of morbidity and mortality. The overall incidence of diaphragmatic injury is 0.8â€“5.8% in blunt traumaâ€”2.5â€“5% in blunt abdominal trauma and 1.5% in...
- Tissue Reaction to a Titanium-Nickelide Mesh Implant after Plasty of Postresection Defects of Anatomic Structures of the Chest. Topolnitskiy, E.; Dambaev, G.; Hodorenko, V.; Fomina, T.; Shefer, N.; Gunther, V. // Bulletin of Experimental Biology & Medicine;Jul2012, Vol. 153 Issue 3, p385
We studied morphological features of the regenerate formed after postresection defect plasty of the pericardium, diaphragm, and thorax with a mesh implant made of nanostructural titanium-nickelide threads. The newly formed tissue grew through the implant with the formation of an integrated...
- Roundworm in a Chest Drain. Chakravartty, Saurav; Maiti, Krishnendu // Indian Journal of Surgery;Oct2010, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p415
A 19 year old man who suffered a stab injury in the epigastric region and had a chest drain was referred to our accident and emergency department. A chest x-ray showed left sided opacities with fundic gas in the region of the left hemithorax.A roundworm was seen in the chest tube. An exploratory...