Diaphragmatic hernia

Symptoms: dyspnea (the degree may vary from weak to severe pending on the amount of herniated viscera), later body weight loss, discomfort and lethargy

Cause: usually automobile related trauma that leads to diaphragm rupture. Rupture allows the viscera to protrude into the thoracic cavity which impede hart and lung function

Duration: days to weeks

First aid: none

Urgency: days to one week

Prevention: trauma prevention, soft palatable diet

 Treatment: surgical

Therapy success: 50 to 100%

Convalescence: few days to few weeks