J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2004 Dec;10(2):142-144.

A Case of Congenital Diaphragmatic Eventration Requiring Emergency Operation

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  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Chunan, Korea. csdoctor@sch.ac.kr

Abstract

A one day old female infant was brought to the emergency room suffering from shortness of breath. An x-ray revealed the gastrointestinal tract in the right thoracic cavity. An emergency operation demonstrated eventration of the diaphragm, and a plication was performed. The baby was discharged without complication and has been followed up in the out patient clinic. Congenital diaphragmatic eventuation requiring emergency operation is rare.

Keyword

Diaphragm; Eventration; Plication

MeSH Terms

Diaphragm
Diaphragmatic Eventration*
Dyspnea
Emergencies*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Female
Gastrointestinal Tract
Humans
Infant
Thoracic Cavity
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