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May 1976

Intercostal Pulmonary Hernia

Author Affiliations

From the departments of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (Drs Saw, Yokoyama, and Lee) and radiology (Dr Sargent), Los Angeles Country-University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(5):548-551. 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.

(Arch Surg 111:548-551, 1976)