Intercostal pulmonary hernia

Arch Surg. 1976 May;111(5):548-51. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360230048008.


In five cases of intercostal pulmonary hernia, the hernia occurred following blunt chest trauma in two cases, after tube thoracostomy drainage in two, and following rib resection in one. Surgical repair was accomplished in three cases with good results, while in the remaining two the hernia underwent spontaneous regression.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Hernia / diagnostic imaging
  • Hernia / etiology
  • Herniorrhaphy*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / surgery*
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Ribs
  • Thoracic Injuries / complications