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Endometriosis-related spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture

Alifano, Marco
Bobbio, Antonio
Regnard, Jean-François
Published in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2010, vol. 11, no. 4, p. 485-7
Abstract Non-traumatic, spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture is a rare event whose pathophysiology is not known. We report the case of endometriosis-related spontaneous rupture of the right diaphragm with intrathoracic herniation of the liver, gallbladder and colon. We hypothesize that the invasiveness of endometriotic tissue caused diaphragm fragility, which finally lead to its complete rupture without traumatic event. The treatment consisted of a classical management of diaphragmatic rupture, with excision of the endometriotic nodule followed by medical ovarian suppression for six months.
Keywords AdultEndometriosis/complications/surgeryFemaleHernia, Diaphragmatic/etiology/radiography/surgeryHumansRupture, SpontaneousTomography, X-Ray Computed
PMID: 20601386
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Research groups Chirurgie thoracique et chirurgie endocrinologique (573)
Mésothéliome pleural malin (944)
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TRIPONEZ, Frédéric et al. Endometriosis-related spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture. In: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2010, vol. 11, n° 4, p. 485-7. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:30528

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