Incarcerated intercostal lung hernia in a thoracoabdominal trauma. Case report and literature review

  • Sílvia Raquel Coelho da Silva Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE
  • Filipa Carneiro Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE
  • João Barros da Silva Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE
  • Mónica Rocha Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE
  • João Pinto-de-Sousa Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Abstract

Intercostal lung hernia is an uncommon entity, mostly resulting from violent chest trauma. In this report, a case of a patient with a post-traumatic incarcerated pulmonary herniation is presented, and we also describe a brief literature review on this subject. This case is about a polytraumatized patient, whose chest trauma caused a lung hernia. Urgent surgical intervention, which was imposed by cardio-respiratory instability, involved a thoracic and abdominal approach, therefore allowing repair of both pulmonary and intra-abdominal lesions.

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Author Biographies

Sílvia Raquel Coelho da Silva, Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Interna de Formação Específica em Cirurgia Geral

Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Filipa Carneiro, Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Assistente Hospitalar de Cirurgia

Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

João Barros da Silva, Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Assistente Graduado Sénior de Cirurgia

Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Mónica Rocha, Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Assistente Hospitalar de Cirurgia

Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

João Pinto-de-Sousa, Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

Assistente Graduado Sénior de Cirurgia

Centro Hospitalar do Tamega e Sousa, EPE

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Published
2017-10-10
How to Cite
DA SILVA, Sílvia Raquel Coelho et al. Incarcerated intercostal lung hernia in a thoracoabdominal trauma. Case report and literature review. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 41, p. 41 - 46, oct. 2017. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/490>. Date accessed: 23 june 2024.
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Clinical Case