ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Diaphragmatic Plication in Unilateral Diaphragmatic Paralysis or Evantration in Adults
Fahri OĞUZKAYA, Mehmet BİLGİN, Yiğit AKÇALI, Cemal KAHRAMAN, Atalay ŞAHiN
Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs ve Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Diaphragmatic evantration or paralysis in adults is associated with respiratory distress. In our clinic during the last decate we treated 8 female and 2 male patients with the mean age of 41.8 years. Tha etiologic causes were definite in 4 cases. Dispne was seen in all the cases and values of pulmonary function test decrease in VC test PO2 in arterial blood were observed.

Diagnosis was radiologically made. The cases were undenwent to plication transthoracally. The mean hospital stay was 6.4 days. Relief in symptoms and increase in values VC and PO2 were seen postoperatively in the third month.

Plication is taken as on effective and necessary method in symtomatic patients in order to restore diaphragmatic position.

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