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European Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 8, pp 1667–1670 | Cite as

Transdiaphragmatic peritoneal hernia complicating peritoneal dialysis: demonstration with spiral computed tomography peritoneography and peritoneal scintigraphy

  • Emmanuel CocheEmail author
  • Max Lonneux
  • Eric Goffin
Gastrointestinal
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Abstract

The authors describe a rare case of peritoneal transdiaphragmatic hernia discovered immediately after a car accident in a young male patient on peritoneal dialysis. The potential role of CT peritoneography and peritoneal scintigraphy to demonstrate and understand thoracic complications of ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is discussed.

Keywords

Diaphragmatic defect Peritoneal scintigraphy Peritoneal dialysis Computed tomography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Cliniques Universitaires St-LucUniversité Catholique de LouvainBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cliniques Universitaires St-LucUniversité Catholique de LouvainBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Nephrology, Cliniques Universitaires St-LucUniversité Catholique de LouvainBrusselsBelgium

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