Spontaneous Herniation of the Lung and Diaphragm Treated With Surgical Repair


Kara H. V. , Javidfar J., D'Amico T. A.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.99, no.5, pp.1821-1823, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.06.105
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1821-1823

Abstract

Lung herniation is rare and is usually caused by blunt trauma, congenital abnormalities of the ribs, or previous thoracic operations. We report a rare case of spontaneous lung herniation in a 72-year-old woman and describe the operative repair. (C) 2015 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons