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[Respiratory function after traumatic rupture of the diaphragm].

Authors
  • Ferrari, M
  • Barozzi, E
  • Olivieri, M
  • Angeli, S
  • Frigo, F
  • Montresor, E
  • Abrescia, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chirurgia italiana
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1985
Volume
37
Issue
1
Pages
37–45
Identifiers
PMID: 3995663
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In eight patients who underwent surgical treatment for diaphragmatic rupture, pulmonary function and differential ventilation of the lungs were evaluated four months-one year after surgery. The results of the study show that diaphragmatic rupture produces only a small reduction in total ventilatory function. Moreover our data indicate that the ventilation estimated to be contributed by the side injured, is decreased in a larger extent in abdominal than in thoracic trauma.

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