Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2009, Cilt 23, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 159-163   
DIAPHRAGMATIC EVANTRATION: A CASE REPORT
Cemil KUL1, Soner GÜRSOY1, Ahmet ÜÇVET1, Metin ER1, Aksel NİMET2
1Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Bölümü, İzmir
2Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Bölümü, İzmir
Keywords: Adult, diaphragmatic evantration

Diaphragm evantration is one of rare disorders seen especially in adults. Evantration may be asymptomatic or cause recurrant infections by changing pulmonary inflation.

A 23-years-old woman was hospitalized complaints with shortness of breath for a month and left arm pain for a long time. Spirometry indicated that it was moderate restrictive pulmonary function insufficiency. Diaphragm movements were not seen at the left hemithorax in thorax ultrasonography. In thorax computed tomography, it was detected that left diaphragm was elevated, dilated segment of colon was replaced to the subdipfragmatic area. Diaphragm was repared with "plication method". Nothing complication was occured postoperative era. We found acceptable to present this rare case with diaphragmatic evantration in adulthood, who presented with shortness of breath which was repaired with plication method.