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Surgical treatment of a large eventration of the left diaphragm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8517956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total eventration of the left diaphragm is a rare condition in adults. It is now generally accepted that surgery is indicated only in cases of distinct complaints involving abdominal or thoracic organs which can be related to this pathological condition. The accepted routine surgical procedure for treatment of the eventration is plication of the diaphragm without incision or excision of the pathologically changed part of the diaphragm. In rare cases, reinforcement of the very thin membrane with some foreign material may be necessary. We describe an adult patient with extensive eventration and severe symptoms in whom we used a special technique for restoration of the diaphragm with very good results.
P Gatzinsky; V Lepore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-29     Completed Date:  1993-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sahlgrenska sjukhuset, Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Diaphragm / surgery*
Diaphragmatic Eventration / surgery*
Surgical Mesh*
Suture Techniques
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plastipore; 0/Polyethylenes; 0/Polypropylenes

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