Diaphragmatic Eventration

Shawn S. Groth, Rafael S. Andrade

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Diaphragmatic eventration is defined as thinning of the diaphragm secondary to a congenital deficiency in diaphragmatic muscle structure. Clinically, diaphragmatic eventration can be impossible to differentiate from acquired paralysis. Diaphragmatic plication is indicated for symptomatic patients and leads to significant improvement in symptoms, quality of life, and pulmonary function tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-519
Number of pages9
JournalThoracic surgery clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Diaphragm plication
  • Diaphragmatic eventration
  • Diaphragmatic paralysis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Quality of life


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