A case of diaphragmatic rupture after strenuous exercise (swimming) and jump into the sea

Ozguc H., Garip G., Kirdak T.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.15, no.2, pp.188-190, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A 20-year-old male patient with complaints of severe chest pain, difficulty in oral feeding, and a feeling of swelling in the abdomen was admitted to the Emergency Clinic. His complaints had begun 15 days prior to admission after strenuous swimming and a jump into the sea from a height of half a meter. Elevation of the left diaphragm was observed on the chest radiography and computerized tomography revealed a rupture in the left diaphragm. Surgical repair was done. The patient attended regular follow-ups and appeared to have no complications as of the sixth month after the treatment.