Gastric Rupture Associated With Diaphragmatic Hernia During Pregnancy

Theresa D. Luu, V. Seenu Reddy, Daniel L. Miller, Seth D. Force

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Diaphragmatic hernia complicating pregnancy rarely occurs, but it is frequently misdiagnosed. A strangulated diaphragmatic hernia in a pregnant patient presents a true surgical emergency, and delay in operative intervention can result in fetal and maternal mortality in as many as 50% of cases. We describe a case report of a pregnant patient and her fetus surviving after a spontaneous gastric rupture from a strangulated diaphragmatic hernia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1908-1910
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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