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Elevated hemidiaphragm

Elevated hemidiaphragm
(Science: radiology) phrenic nerve paralysis: invasive carcinoma, trauma, aneurysm, idiopathic: right-sided in males, poss. Viral, subphrenic disease: abscess, peritonitis; pancreas, gall Bladder, neurological disease: polio, peripheral neuritis, zoster, splinting: chest wall injury, myotonia congenita, pulmonary infarct, eventration, gaseous distension of stomach or colon differential diagnosis, chest fluoro may be helpful to rule out paralysis., basal (subpulmonic) effusion may mimic elevation.

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