Diaphragmatic eventration presenting as a recurrent diaphragmatic hernia

Chaya Shwaartz, E. Duggan, D. S. Lee, C. M. Divino, E. H. Chin

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Diaphragmatic eventration is an uncommon condition, usually discovered incidentally in asymptomatic patients. Even in symptomatic patients, the diagnosis can be challenging and should be considered among the differential diagnoses of diaphragmatic hernia. The correct diagnosis can often only be made in surgery. We describe the case of a 31-year-old patient with diaphragmatic eventration that was misdiagnosed as a recurrent congenital diaphragmatic hernia and review the corresponding literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e196-e199
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017


  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Plication
  • Eventration


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