Unrecognised diaphragmatic hernia in a refugee child

An incidental diagnosis

Dimitri Poddighe, Tiziana Boggini, Salvatore Savasta, Gian Luigi Marseglia

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Abstract

A 4-year-old boy from Syria was evaluated at the emergency department because of an upper airway viral illness. His physical examination showed a significant intensity reduction of all heart sounds in the absence of any other pathological signs. As the child was affected with Down's syndrome and had suffered thoracic and abdominal trauma because of bombardments, a diaphragmatic hernia was immediately suspected and was confirmed through a simple chest X-ray. A careful clinical examination is crucial in refugee children and adolescents, as several medical and surgical disorders could have escaped previously.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Refugees
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Thorax
Syria
Heart Sounds
Down Syndrome
Physical Examination
Hospital Emergency Service
X-Rays
Wounds and Injuries

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Unrecognised diaphragmatic hernia in a refugee child : An incidental diagnosis. / Poddighe, Dimitri; Boggini, Tiziana; Savasta, Salvatore; Marseglia, Gian Luigi.

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Poddighe, Dimitri ; Boggini, Tiziana ; Savasta, Salvatore ; Marseglia, Gian Luigi. / Unrecognised diaphragmatic hernia in a refugee child : An incidental diagnosis. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2017 ; Vol. 2017.
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