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Functional Disorders of the Diaphragm: Eventration and Acquired Paralysis

  • Willem Nicolaas WelvaartEmail author
  • Marinus A. Paul
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Abstract

A paralyzed, elevated diaphragm is thought to be the result of either eventration or an acquired paralysis. Although these conditions are considered to be two separate entities, they will be discussed together because symptoms and treatment are similar. We will also give some arguments why they might even be different stages in the same process.

Keywords

Pulmonary Function Test Phrenic Nerve Diaphragmatic Paralysis Cardiac Compression Diaphragmatic Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRivierland Ziekenhuis TielTielThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVU University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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