Congenital Eventration of Hemidiaphragm in an Adult

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Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic eventration is a common condition in infancy but is a rare anomaly in an adult. The muscle is permanently elevated, but keeps its continuity and attachments to the costal margins, which differentiates diaphragmatic eventration from diaphragmatic hernia. We describe a case of congenital eventration of the left diaphragm in a 35-year-old male who underwent successful surgical repair.

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