Long-term effect of bilateral plication of the diaphragm.

  title={Long-term effect of bilateral plication of the diaphragm.},
  author={J. G. Stolk and Michael I. M. Versteegh},
  volume={117 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility and clinical outcome of bilateral plication of the diaphragm in patients with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis (BDP) caused by neuralgic amyotrophy (NA), a mononeuritis of the phrenic nerves. DESIGN Prospective, case-control study over a 1-year period. SETTING A university hospital in The Netherlands. PATIENTS Six patients who presented with BDP caused by NA. METHODS The diagnosis of BDP was based on the absence of muscle response after… CONTINUE READING
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