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EVENTRATION OF THE DIAPHRAGM, A RISK FACTOR FOR RECURRENT RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION – A CASE REPORT
Ciornei Mihaela, Elena Hanganu, Diana Ecaterina Popa, T. Stanciu, C. Gheonea and B. Savu
Eventration of the diaphragm, congenital or acquired, represents a rare condition (1 to 10,000 live births), in which the dome of the diaphragm is abnormally elevated, due to an excessive amount of fibro-elastic diaphragmatic tissue. The child may be asymptomatic or present with respiratory symptoms as aggressive as life threatening respiratory distress. Recurrent pulmonary infections are the commonest presenting complaints. We present the case of a 3 years old boy with recurrent chest infections and apparent “dextrocardia”, both caused by a left eventration of the diaphragm, successfully treated by plication.
Keywords: Eventration of the diaphragm, respiratory infections, plication