diaphragmatic eventration


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eventration

 [e″ven-tra´shun]
1. herniation of the intestines; see hernia.
2. removal of the abdominal viscera.
eventration of the diaphragm (diaphragmatic eventration) elevation of the dome of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity, usually due to phrenic nerve paralysis.

diaphragmatic eventration

the diaphragm projects into the thoracic cavity forming a pocketlike outpouching; this congenital anomaly results mainly from failure of muscular tissue from the body wall to contribute to the formation of the diaphragm; there is superior displacement of abdominal viscera into the diaphragmatic outpouching.

eventration

1. protrusion of the bowels through the abdomen.
2. removal of the abdominal viscera.

diaphragmatic eventration
elevation of the dome of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity, usually due to phrenic nerve paralysis.