Congenital diaphragmatic eventration: Treatment and postoperative evaluation


SARIHAN H., Cay A. , AKYAZICI R., ABES M., IMAMOGLU M.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.37, no.2, pp.173-176, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-176

Abstract

Three patients with congenital diaphragmatic eventration have been reported. The diagnosis was established by chest radiography which showed an abnormally elevated diaphragm. Additionally fluoroscopy, ultrasonography and pulmonary function tests were used. Diaphragmatic plication was performed in order to restore normal pulmonary parenchymal volume and the diaphragm was replaced in its normal localization, All the patients had been discharged in good condition following uneventful postoperative courses, In this study we discussed the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and postoperative courses of diaphragmatic eventration.