International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 58--60

Eventration of diaphragm with dextrocardia and type 2 respiratory failure: A rare entity


Mohmad Hussain Mir, Faheem Arshad, Farhana Siraj Bagdadi, Syed Aejaz Nasir, Mubashir Rashid Hajni 
 Department of Internal Medicine, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Faheem Arshad
133 Housing Colony, Sanat Nagar, Rawalpora, Srinagar - 190 005, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Eventration of the diaphragm is a rare condition where the muscle is permanently elevated, but retains its continuity and attachments to costal margin. In this condition, all or part of the diaphragm is largely composed of fibrous tissue with a few or no interspersed muscle fibers. It can be complete or partial. It is seldom symptomatic and often requires no treatment. We present a 70-year-old male who came with progressive breathlessness and was admitted with type 2 respiratory failure, and on evaluation was found to have complete eventration of the left diaphragm with herniation of colon and stomach in the left chest with dextrocardia. Aim of reporting this rare case is to highlight the importance of history taking, good physical examination, and imaging in the diagnosis of diaphragmatic eventration.


How to cite this article:
Mir MH, Arshad F, Bagdadi FS, Nasir SA, Hajni MR. Eventration of diaphragm with dextrocardia and type 2 respiratory failure: A rare entity.Int J App Basic Med Res 2014;4:58-60


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Mir MH, Arshad F, Bagdadi FS, Nasir SA, Hajni MR. Eventration of diaphragm with dextrocardia and type 2 respiratory failure: A rare entity. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];4:58-60
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