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September 1973

Spontaneous Healing of Traumatic Intercostal Pulmonary Hernia

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics and radiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Division of Roentgenology, Children's Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Stempel participated in this study as a fourth-year medical student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Smith is a postdoctoral student in Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital, Cincinnati.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(3):354-355. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190312014

A 5-year-old child developed a traumatic intercostal pulmonary hernia after blunt trauma to the chest wall. The hernia healed spontaneously and the patient has remained well for six months.

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