ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Diaphragmatic eventration becoming symptomatic after trauma
Göktürk Fındık, Koray Aydoğdu, Sadi Kaya
Atatürk Göğüs hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara
Diaphragmatic eventration is the abnormal elevation of the diaphragm as a result of paralysis or atrophia of the musculer fibers. It is generally asymptomatic and detected accidently. It rarely requires emergency surgery. An 80-year-old male patient, who had a previous laparotomy 12 years ago, admitted to our clinic with complaints of severe dyspnea and ortopnea that developed after severe trauma. The patient urgently underwent surgery and diaphragm plication was performed. Patients with diaphragmatic eventration may experience severe respiratory distress after traumas that may occur during their follow-ups. It's treatment is the surgical correction of diaphragm.
Keywords : Diaphragmatic eventration; surgery; trauma
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