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Bilateral congenital eventration of diaphragm: keep in mind, the other side
  1. Avadhesh Joshi,
  2. Manish Kumar,
  3. Abhilipsa Acharya
  1. Department of Neonatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Avadhesh Joshi, joshi.kmc{at}


Eventration of diaphragm is an uncommon disorder in which diaphragmatic muscle is replaced by fibroelastic tissue, either partially or completely. Bilateral eventration is even rarer. We present a case of bilateral eventration of diaphragm in newborn with a fibroelastic sac on left side and diaphragmatic eventration with good muscular lips on right side. The right-sided diaphragmatic eventration was not evident initially, but manifested after surgical repair of the left-sided eventration.

  • neonatal and paediatric intensive care
  • neonatal health
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  • Contributors AJ and MK were involved in management of the patient. AJ wrote the manuscript. AA helped in literature review. MK helped to revise the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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