Diaphragmatic eventration - bilateral

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky

Presentation

Cough, smoker

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Chest

Unremarkable chest radiograph.

Bilateral medial focal bulge of both copula of diaphragm with smooth outline and visualized lower lobe vasculature through. The remainder of diaphragmatic contours are normal.

Case Discussion

Plain frontal radiograph shows a 'double' diaphragmatic contour, in keeping of bilateral diaphragmatic eventration. It is important to differentiate this incidental normal finding from pulmonary or pleural diseases.

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Case information

rID: 77386
Published: 20th May 2020
Last edited: 20th May 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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