Elevated diaphragm

Last revised by Ian Bickle on 8 Aug 2022

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



There is some overlap with causes of an elevated hemidiaphragm

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

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Cause 1: no structural cause
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