What Are the Causes of Elevated Right Hemidiaphragm?

What are the causes of elevated right hemidiaphragm?

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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