Jan 25, 2019 · In adults this condition is caused by an injury to the phrenic nerve or an infection or a cancer in the chest that causes the phrenic nerve to function poorly. Often a viral infection that results in an eventration may go unnoticed and the results may become apparent several years later. One half of the diaphragm, commonly the left side, is affected. Eventration of diaphragm in adults: eleven years experience. BACKGROUND: Eventration of diaphragm is a congenital condition in which there is absence of muscle fibers in the diaphragm while maintaining all the anatomical attachments normally. Surgical treatment is warranted in symptomatic patients so as to reduce the abnormal ascent of diaphragm.Cited by: 4.
Diaphragmatic eventration is congenital in nature and due to incomplete muscularisation of the diaphragm with a thin membranous sheet replacing normal diaphragmatic muscle. Over time this region stretches and on inspiration does not contract normally. Location. Frequently eventration is seen in the anteromedial portion of the right hemidiaphragm. In diaphragmatic eventration, the diaphragm is positioned in an abnormally high position as a result of lack of muscle or nerve function. Sometimes, the nerves or muscles are not well formed or injured. The muscle does not contract which causes its abnormal placement.
Acquired diaphragmatic eventration is an uncommon condition in adults that results in marked weakness and elevation of the diaphragm. The most common causes are birth trauma, injury during cervical and thoracic operations, invasion by tumors, and pleural or pulmonary infections. 5 x 5 Weber, TR, Tracy, TF Jr, and Silen, ML.Cited by: 22. Eventration of diaphragm in adults: eleven years experience 1. Groth SS, Andrade RS. Diaphragm Plication for Eventration or. 2. Mouroux J, Venissac N, Leo F, Alifano M, G uillot F. Surgical. 3. Cal vinho P, Bast os C, Bernar do JE, Eugén io L, Antune s. 4. Ribet M, Linder JL. Plication of the.