Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture: Can oral contrast increase CT detectability?

Mert Koroglu, Randy D. Ernst, Aytekin Oto, William J. Mileski

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Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is a frequently missed diagnosis. We present a patient with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. Diagnosis was suggested by a emergent computed tomography (CT) examination without oral contrast. Diaphragmatic rupture and herniation of stomach were confirmed by repeating CT examination after the administration of oral contrast and using multiplanar reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-336
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • CT
  • Diaphragm
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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