Intercostodiaphragmatic hernia secondary to a bull gore injury: a delayed detection

Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2002 Jul-Sep;44(3):187-9.


We report a case of a 45-year-old male presenting with asymptomatic right lower chest mass following a forgotten penetrating trauma. This case highlights a rare; delayed complication of lower chest penetrating injuries by the bull gore, involving the diaphragm. Intercostodiaphragmatic hernia should be kept as a differential diagnosis of slowly growing lower chest wall asymptomatic masses with forgotten injuries in the past.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic, Traumatic / diagnosis*
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic, Traumatic / etiology*
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic, Traumatic / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wounds, Penetrating / diagnosis*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / surgery