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Diaphragm

  • Philip Thorek
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Abstract

The word diaphragm is derived from the Greek “dia” (in-between) and “phragma” (fence). It is a dome-shaped, musculoaponeurotic partition which is located between the thorax and the abdomen.

Keywords

Diaphragmatic Hernia Phrenic Nerve Costal Cartilage Esophageal Hiatus Arcuate Ligament 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Thorek
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  1. 1.Thorek Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cook County Graduate School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.American College of Chest PhysiciansUSA

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