Elevated hemidiaphragm

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 24 Jan 2020

An elevated hemidiaphragm may result from direct and indirect causes which include:

Differential diagnosis

Other situations which may mimic an elevated hemidiaphragm include:

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: phrenic nerve palsy
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  • Case 2: hepatic mass
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  • Case 3: post lobectomy
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  • Case 4: RUL collapse
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