What Are the Causes and Treatments of Elevated Hemidiaphragm?

Q:
What are the causes and treatments of elevated hemidiaphragm?

A:
Elevated hemidiaphragm refers to a condition in which half of a patient’s diaphragm appears to be elevated. It should be notice that elevated hemidiaphragm is an indicator of a serious health problem.

The causes of elevated hemidiaphragm may include:

  • Atrophy
  • Paralysis
  • Lack of development in certain muscle fibers
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Birth trauma
  • Chest tumors

The treatments for elevated hemidiaphragm may include:

  • Using mechanical ventilator
  • Surgery

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