Surgery of Eventration of the Diaphragm
Keywords:Key words: Diaphragm. Eventration. Plication. Surgical repair. Phrenic nerve injury
Background: Eventration of diaphragm is an abnormal elevation of the diaphragm. Publishing on eventration of diaphragm in Iraq is scarce.
Objective: This study was carried out to report on the Iraqi experience on eventration of diaphragm.
Methods: A total of 18 patients with eventration diaphragm were included in this study. A review of case records of patients with eventration diaphragm treated in Ibn Al-Nafees Teaching Hospital was done. Review of records took place for the period of March 2012 to Dec. 2017.
Results: The age of patients was ranged 5 months to 70 years, giving male to female ratio of 2:1. Dyspnea was dominating presenting symptoms followed by cough. The left hemidiaphragm was the most affected site (83.3%). The cause of eventration of diaphragm was idiopathic in 72.2% of patients. Chest X ray showed the elevation of the affected hemidiaphragm. CT scan demonstrated the thinned-out raised hemidiaphragm. The most common complications were atelectasis, and recurrent chest infection. Hospital stay was ranging 4-14 days.
Conclusion: Eventration of diaphragm is not uncommon in Iraq. Presentation, management, and complication are similar to that reported in global centers.
Diaphragm. Eventration. Plication. Surgical repair. Phrenic nerve injury
How to Cite
For all articles published in Journal of the Faculty of Medicine Baghdad, copyright is retained by the authors. Articles are licensed under an open access Creative Commons CC BY NC 4.0 license, meaning that anyone may download and read the paper for free. In addition, the article may be reused and quoted provided that the original published version is cited. These conditions allow for maximum use and exposure of the work, while ensuring that the authors receive proper rights.