Diaphragmatic injuries: Laparoscopic diagnosis and management. Report on two cases.
Zantut, L.F.C.; Machado, M.A.C. ; Volpe, P.; Schiavon, C.A.; Poggetti, R.S.; Birolini, D.
Panam. J. Trauma 5(1):60-62,1995.



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We report two cases of traumatic diaphragmatic injuries, one following blunt abdominal trauma and other after thoraco-abdominal stab wound. The first patient presented a bilateral diaphragmatic injury and underwent celiotomy for the correction of the injury. The latter patient underwent laparoscopy for the diagnosis and the lesion was sutured laparoscopically. A brief review of literature of this condition and a discussion about the use of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and management of diaphragmatic injuries is presented.