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Does a Negative Emergency Celiotomy Exclude the Possibility of Significant Diaphragmatic Injury? A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Alireza Hamidian Jahromi 1 , David Pennywell 1 and John T. Owings 1 , *
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1 Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health-Shreveport, LA, United States
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  • Trauma Monthly: September 01, 2016, 21 (4); e25053
  • Published Online: March 28, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: November 1, 2014
  • Revised: December 24, 2014
  • Accepted: December 31, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.25053

To Cite: Hamidian Jahromi A, Pennywell D, Owings J T. Does a Negative Emergency Celiotomy Exclude the Possibility of Significant Diaphragmatic Injury? A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Trauma Mon. 2016 ; 21(4):e25053. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.25053.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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