Traumatic and unusual herniation

Sergio G. Susmallian, Ilan Charuzi

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The diaphragm is a thin muscle with a full-time job. It is innervated by the ipsilateral phrenic nerve and has an abundant blood supply.1 The anatomical role of the diaphragm consists of dividing the two large cavities of the human body and maintaining its different pressures.2 Its presence separates and contains the viscera of the abdominal and thoracic cavities. The symptoms related to diaphragmatic injuries are caused by the incapacity to contain the abdominal viscera in the cavity favored by the pressure gradient.1

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationAn Operative Guide
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781444113952
ISBN (Print)034080940X, 9780340809402
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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