Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp 407–408 | Cite as

Traumatic Lung Hernia—a Rare Entity

  • Amulya Rattan
  • Harshit AgarwalEmail author
  • Abhinav Kumar
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Traumatic lung hernia (TLH) is an extremely rare entity. Clinical examination and imaging in the form of CECT thorax help in early identification. Delayed treatment predisposes patient to a number of complications. As such, timely intervention is mandatory in such cases.


Lung hernia VATS 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma SurgeryAIIMSRishikeshIndia
  2. 2.Division of Trauma Surgery & Critical CareJPNATC, AIIMSNew DelhiIndia

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