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Journal Article


Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 90, Number 5, p.e73-e74 (2010)



article, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, case report, child, diaphragm hernia, Diaphragmatic, electrocardiogram, female, heart surgery, heart tamponade, heart ventricle septum defect, Hernia, human, Humans, infant, polypropylene, Postoperative Complications, postoperative period, preschool child, priority journal, sternotomy, sternum, thorax radiography


Intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia after median sternotomy for cardiothoracic procedures is a rare complication. We describe an interesting case of diaphragmatic hernia in a 6-month-old girl presenting as cardiac tamponade, 4 months after an arterial switch operation. The diaphragmatic defect was iatrogenic and emphasizes the danger of inadvertent diaphragmatic injury during cardiac operations. © 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.


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B. Ra Panda, Sumangala, S. Ga, Katewa, Aa, Naik, S. Ka, Mishra, Jb, and Kumar, R. Kb, “Intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia after arterial switch operation”, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 90, pp. e73-e74, 2010.