Elevated diaphragm

Elevated diaphragm refers to the symmetrical elevation of both domes of the diaphragm.

Pathology

Aetiology

There is some overlap with causes of an elevated hemidiaphragm

Technical 
  • supine position
  • poor inspiratory effort
Patient factors
  • obesity
  • pregnancy
Diaphragmatic pathology
Pulmonic pathology
Abdominal pathology

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Article information

rID: 27436
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: shetty
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Elevated diaphragm - bilateral

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