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Hemidiaphragmatic Elevation

 
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Overview

  • 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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