Diaphragmatic eventration

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

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Patient Data

Age: 73
Gender: Male
X-ray

The lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Focal eventration anteriorly of the right hemidiaphragm is confirmed on the recent abdominal CT (see below). Heart size is mildly increased. Mediastinal contours are normal. No pneumothorax or free subdiaphragmatic gas. Cholecystectomy clips.

CT

Confirmatory recent CT.

Case Discussion

Eventration of the diaphragm, as in this case, can be large and simulate a mass.

As the diaphragm is intact, a Morgagni hernia is excluded.

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Case information

rID: 39185
Case created: 25th Aug 2015
Last edited: 19th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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