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
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VOGL A, SMALL A. PARTIAL EVENTRATION OF THE RIGHT DIAPHRAGM (CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIATION OF THE LIVER)(PARTIAL EVENTRATION OF THE RIGHT DIAPHRAGM (CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIATION OF THE LIVER)*). Ann Intern Med. 1955;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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