Diaphragmatic eventration

Thorac Surg Clin. 2009 Nov;19(4):511-9. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2009.08.003.


Symptomatic diaphragmatic eventration is an uncommon condition and is sometimes impossible to distinguish clinically from paralysis. Patients who are asymptomatic require no treatment; patients who are symptomatic benefit significantly from diaphragm plication. The choice of plication approach is dependent upon the expertise of the surgeon.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diaphragmatic Eventration / diagnosis*
  • Diaphragmatic Eventration / etiology
  • Diaphragmatic Eventration / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Suture Techniques
  • Thoracoscopy