What Are the Causes of Elevated Right Hemidiaphragm?

Q:
What are the causes of elevated right hemidiaphragm?

A:
The right hemidiaphragm is the right half of the diaphragm which bisects the torso and moves with respiration. When it’s raised, it indicates a serious health problem. The causes of elevated right hemidiaphragm are as follows.

Possible causes:

  • above the diaphragm: collapse of a lung, broken ribs, etc.
  • in the diaphragm: cancer (especially lung cancer), paralysis of the diaphragm caused by nerve damage, etc.
  • below the diaphragm (abdomen): a tumor, a surgical complication, a cyst, an infection, an abscess, or build-ups of fluid caused by other reasons.

 

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