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A Case of Unilateral Diaphragmatic Eventration Treated by Plication With Thoracoscopic Surgery

Yuji Suzumura; Yasuji Terada; Makoto Sonobe; Miyuki Nagasawa; Toru Shindo; Morihisa Kitano
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From the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Tenri, Nara, Japan


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;112(2):530-532. doi:10.1378/chest.112.2.530
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Abstract

A 56-year-old woman underwent plication with U-stitches by thoracoscopic surgery for left diaphragmatic eventration. Marked improvement in left lung expansion, normalization of the position of the left diaphragm on chest radiograph, and improvement of pulmonary function and dyspnea on exertion have been maintained for 2 years. Plication for diaphragmatic eventration should be performed with minimally invasive surgery.


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