Diaphragmatic eventration

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Cough.

Patient Data

Age: 81-year-old
Gender: Female
X-ray

Chest radiographs

PA and lateral projections. Lungs and pleural space are clear. Pleural thickening within the right apex has remained unchanged. Left hemidiaphragm posterior eventration is again noted. Cardiomediastinal contours have normal appearances. No subphrenic free gas. No suspicious bone lesions.

Case Discussion

Radiographs showing a lobular elevation with a smooth hump-like morphology of posterior left hemidiaphragm. 

This patient has kept this left diaphragm appearance since her first imaging at our hospital, and this was confirmed to represents only an eventration of the diaphragm on previous CT images of the abdomen. 

Eventration is, unlike this case, frequently seen in the anteromedial portion of the right hemidiaphragm. 

 

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Case information

rID: 48044
Case created: 16th Sep 2016
Last edited: 10th Oct 2016
System: Chest
Tag: rmh
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