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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 484-485

“Eventration of Diaphragm” Presenting as Respiratory Distress in an Infant

Nasreen Ali1, Sunil Kumar Agarwalla2, Manaswinee Sahoo1, Debasis Patro1

1Junior Resident, 2Associate Professor,
Department of Pediatrics, M.K.C.G Medical College, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha-760004, India.

Corresponding Author: Nasreen Ali


One of the most common presenting complain in infants is respiratory distress, which is most commonly due to pneumonia and varied etiology including both medical and surgical conditions. But sometimes this may be due to a rare condition like eventration of diaphragm. In this condition the diaphragm is placed at a much higher level than its normal position. Here we report a case of 2 months old male baby who presented with complaints of respiratory distress since birth. The boy was admitted as a case of pneumonia and a clinical diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (left side) was made. But on viewing the x-ray showing the continuity of the diaphragm on both sides, it pointed towards a rare entity “EVENTRATION OF DIAPHRAGM”.

Key words: eventration of diaphragm, respiratory distress, pneumonia

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