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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Mar;9(1):92-97. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2006.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2006.9.1.92
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Left Diaphragmatic Eventration Diagnosed as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by Prenatal Sonography
Jung Sook Yeom, Ji Sook Park, Eun Sil Park, Ji Hyun Seo, Jae Young Lim, Chan Hoo Park, Hyang Ok Woo, Eun Jung Jung,* Jae Min Jo, and Hee Shang Youn
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
*Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic eventration is the abnormal elevation of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity. Sometimes, it is not easy to differentiate congenital diaphragmatic eventration from diaphragmatic hernia by either prenatal sonography or postnatal chest radiography. However, differential diagnosis of both diseases is practical because of different prognosis and surgical approaches. Careful interpretation of postnatal serial chest X-rays is mandatory to differentiate between both diseases. We report two neonates with congenital diaphragmatic eventration of left diaphragm that initially misdiagnosed as diaphragmatic hernia by prenatal sonography and postnatal chest radiography.

Keywords: Diaphragmatic eventration; Diaphragmatic hernia