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Diaphragmatic Paralysis
Santiago Martínez-Jiménez, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Diaphragmatic palsy
            • Diaphragmatic paresis
            • Diaphragmatic weakness
          • Definitions

            • Extreme form of diaphragmatic weakness
            • Decreased strength of diaphragmatic musculature

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                Selected References

                                1. Qureshi A: Diaphragm paralysis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 30(3):315-20, 2009
                                2. Roberts HC: Imaging the diaphragm. Thorac Surg Clin. 19(4):431-50, v, 2009
                                3. Verhey PT et al: Differentiating diaphragmatic paralysis and eventration. Acad Radiol. 14(4):420-5, 2007
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                                References
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Synonyms

                                          • Diaphragmatic palsy
                                          • Diaphragmatic paresis
                                          • Diaphragmatic weakness
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Extreme form of diaphragmatic weakness
                                          • Decreased strength of diaphragmatic musculature

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • MR Findings

                                                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            • Treatment

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Qureshi A: Diaphragm paralysis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 30(3):315-20, 2009
                                                              2. Roberts HC: Imaging the diaphragm. Thorac Surg Clin. 19(4):431-50, v, 2009
                                                              3. Verhey PT et al: Differentiating diaphragmatic paralysis and eventration. Acad Radiol. 14(4):420-5, 2007