Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia into the pericardium: Verification of diagnosis by computed tomography

Charles J. Fagan, Melvyn H. Schreiber, Eugenio G. Amparo, Charles B. Wysong

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    Computed tomography (CT) is a useful modality in the evaluation of mediastinal abnormalities and in the assessment of mediastinal masses for fat content. A ease of posttraumatic herniation of the omentum and large bowel into the pericardial sac is presented. The mediastinal configuration, depicted on a CT scan, is thought to be diagnostic of this extremely rare abnormality.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)405-408
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jun 1979



    • Computed tomography
    • Diaphragmatic
    • Hernia
    • Trauma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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