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Test Findings

Hemidiaphragmatic Elevation



    • Causes of Diaphragmatic Elevation

    • Reduced lung volume - lobectomy, pneumonectomy, significant atelectasis
    • Diaphragmatic dysfunction - phrenic nerve palsy, diaphragmatic eventration
    • Intraabdominal pathology - ascites, tumour, collection
  • A pleural effusion can cause apparent hemidiaphragmatic elevation.
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