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Disruption of the Costal Margin with Transdiaphragmatic Abdominal Herniation Induced by Coughing

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We present a case of disruption of the cartilage of the costal margin resulting in herniation of abdominal contents across the diaphragm into the chest and across a gap between the ribs into the subcutaneous tissues. The literature on this condition and its management is reviewed.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: From the Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut and 2: University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany

Publication date: April 1, 2008

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