ALFRED VOGL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ALLAN SMALL, M.D.
Total eventration of one hemidiaphragm (relaxatio diaphragmatica), more often seen on the left side, is a well known congenital anomaly.4, 19, 34 The occurrence of a partial eventration of the diaphragm, however, has attracted less attention, at least in the American literature.5, 15, 20, 33 This condition, nevertheless is of interest in several respects: (a) It is not at all a rarity. (b) It is remarkable for its virtually exclusive occurrence on the right side and its predilection for the antero-median portion of this hemidiaphragm. (c) Its radiologic picture is sufficiently characteristic to allow the correct diagnosis to be made
VOGL A, SMALL A. PARTIAL EVENTRATION OF THE RIGHT DIAPHRAGM (CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIATION OF THE LIVER)1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:61–82. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-61
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):61-82.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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