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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.

e·ven·tra·tion

(ē-ven-trā'shŭn),
1. Protrusion of omentum and/or intestine through a defect or weakness in the abdominal wall while the skin remains intact. Synonym(s): evisceration (4)
2. Removal of the contents of the abdominal cavity.
[L. e, out, + venter, belly]

e·ven·tra·tion

(ē'ven-trā'shŭn)
1. Protrusion of omentum and/or intestine through an opening in the abdominal wall.
Synonym(s): evisceration (2) .
2. Removal of the contents of the abdominal cavity.
[L. e, out, + venter, belly]
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What is the particular consideration during the management of thoracic trauma with diaphragmatic eventration?
The eventration of the diaphragm was detected by X-ray in all patients, and paradoxical movement of the diaphragm was confirmed with either fluoroscopy or ultrasonography when needed.
Laparoscopy revealed visceral displacement, severe elevation of the diaphragmatic dome, and hepatic displacement; there was no diaphragmatic rupture, defined as eventration. The right colon and part of the transverse colon were adhered to the dome.
Congenital umbilical defect with visceral eventration in a buffalo calf - A case report.
Infection of the surgical wound leading to eventration. IV Life-threatening complications that require treatment in units of intermediate or intensive care.
Gastric mesenteroaxial volvulus with partial eventration of left hemidiaphragm: A rare case report.
(d) CXR showing diaphragm eventration in spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD.
Keywords: Diaphragm eventration, Congenital, Thoracic ectopic kidney, CT.
I reviewed the medical literature on diaphragmatic eventration (Goulston, 1957; Richards, 1961; Robinson, Gooneratne, Blackburn, & Brogdon, 1980; Symbas, Hatcher, & Waldo, 1977) and called an expert on this rare condition.
However, a differential diagnosis to consider would include pneumonia, atelectasis, diaphragmatic eventration, mediastinal lipoma, liposarcoma, abscess, and pleuropericardial cyst [12].
The intrathoracic kidney is a rare pathologic condition with four defined etiologies, which include real intrathoracic ectopic kidney, eventration of the diaphragm, congenital diaphragmatic herniation, and traumatic diaphragmatic rupture [6].