Diaphragm Chest of Surgery

Diaphragm, dome-shaped, muscular and membranous structure that separates the thoracic (chest) and abdominal cavities. It is the primary muscle used in respiration, as the diaphragm contracts, the volume of the thoracic cavity increases and air is drawn into the lungs.

Eventration & Paralysis of Diaphragm

The term ‘diaphragmatic eventration’ is used in common practice to describe a condition of relaxation of the diaphragmatic dome. It may present at birth as a congenital condition due to a defect of diaphragmatic development or in a later stage of life as an acquired condition (‘acquired diaphragmatic paralysis’ or ‘acquired diaphragmatic elevation’).

The patients may experience respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness, cough or chest pain particularly on exertion. The goal of surgical correction is to place the diaphragmatic leaflet in a position of maximum inspiration which relieves compression on the lung parenchyma and allows its re-expansion
We offer key-hole surgery to these patients with excellent outcomes.

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