L. FELDMAN, M.D.; I. M. TRACE, M. D., F.A.C.P.; M. I. KAPLAN, M.D.
The condition commonly called "eventration" of the diaphragm is understood to mean an abnormally high position of one-half of the phrenic leaf, caused not simply by displacement, but by aplasia (congenital), or atrophy (acquired) of the muscle fibers of the half of the diaphragm. As a result, the abdominal viscera are displaced upward into the thoracic cavity. The unduly expanded leaflet is intact and its position is permanent.
This abnormality has passed into the literature under more names than any other lesion of the diaphragm. The names, "elevation," "relaxation," "high position," "insufficiency" and "dilatation" have been used to designate this
FELDMAN L, TRACE IM, KAPLAN MI. "EVENTRATION" OF THE RIGHT DIAPHRAGM: REPORT OF A CASE WITH REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, CHIEFLY FROM THE STANDPOINT OF ETIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:62–77. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-1-62
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(1):62-77.
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