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can it occur after 2 months following blunt trauma or penetrating trauma to chest..
there's this Q in uw...12 yr kid with RTA
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no. Diaphragmatic rupture is instantaneous. What force does exist that can break the diaphragm after 2 months, except another accident.
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For the exam, Diaphragmatic rupture should be diagnosed solely on the basis of the presentation & finding in the Pts.

Although very rare but Delayed Diaphragmatic rupture does occur.
http://www.wjes.org/content/4/1/32

And according to this article, there is a case report of delayed Diaphragmatic rupture even after 50 yrs after the traumatic event.......
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...,f1000m,isrctn
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can it occur after 2 months following blunt trauma or penetrating trauma to chest..
there's this Q in uw...12 yr kid with RTA
can you please give the question id? let me check with uworld.
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can you please give the question id? let me check with uworld.
as far as i know it can occur soon after trauma.not after 2 months..
maybe i didn't get the Q..
it Q 3731
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as far as i know it can occur soon after trauma.not after 2 months..
maybe i didn't get the Q..
it Q 3731
what i understood from the questions that it can be easily missed in the primary surveillance but the question didnot mention that the injury itself was delayed maybe it just takes time for the loops to get inside the just that what is ment by the questions
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