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Diaphragmatic slips are the muscular bundles that attach the central tendon of the diaphragm to the inside of the bones and cartilage of the lower 6-7 ribs, xiphoid process, lumbar vertebrae 1. They can mimic or help identify pathology when seen on imaging modalities.
Diaphragmatic slips may simulate:
nodules/masses of the liver, lung bases, or upper peritoneum, particularly when viewed in one plane 1. Hyperinflation of the lungs or pneumoperitoneum can make the attachments of slips more pronounced.
lacerations: slips may form clefts in the liver or spleen, or sulci 2, that simulate laceration
- 1. Hawkins S & Hine A. Diaphragmatic Muscular Bundles (Slips): Ultrasound Evaluation of Incidence and Appearance. Clin Radiol. 1991;44(3):154-7. doi:10.1016/s0009-9260(05)80858-x
- 2. Auh Y, Rubenstein W, Zirinsky K et al. Accessory Fissures of the Liver: CT and Sonographic Appearance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1984;143(3):565-72. doi:10.2214/ajr.143.3.565 - Pubmed