BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-008613

Diaphragmatic eventration presenting with sudden dyspnoea

  1. Ali Kemal Sivrioglu3
  1. 1Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Aksaz Military Hospital, Mugla, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mehmet Deveer, deveer3{at}


Eventration of the diaphragm is an abnormal elevation of an intact diaphragm. There are two distinct aetiological types of eventration: congenital and acquired. The acquired diaphragmatic eventration is rarely seen in adults and the most common aetiological type for acquired disease is cardiac surgery.1 It may be asymptomatic or cause recurrent infections by changing pulmonary inflation. Eventration of the diaphragm should …

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