Tag diaphragm rupture
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Diaphragm injury

Diaphragmatic injury can be a challenging diagnosis and is missed on imaging about 50% of the time. Comprises 0.8 to 8% of all closed blunt trauma and penetrating trauma case combined
Once Were Warriors 340 1

Once Were Warriors

Blood slowly dripped from two linear slits on the left side of the man's chest. He focused on the doctor with a wide eyed stare and spoke in an anxious whisper: "Doc, don't let me die... don't let me die, doc."