Plication of the diaphragm for symptomatic phrenic nerve paralysis.

  title={Plication of the diaphragm for symptomatic phrenic nerve paralysis.},
  author={Marshall Z. Schwartz and Robert M. Filler},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={13 3},
Paralysis of the diaphragm in infants may produce severe respiratory difficulty because of the paradoxic motion of the affected diaphragm and shift of a mobile mediastinum to the contralateral side. Six infants with diaphragmatic paralysis and severe respiratory distress underwent plication of the diaphragm by a simple technique. Five of the six infants had significant improvement in respiratory effort and were ultimately weaned from ventilatory support. One patient with bilateral paralysis had… CONTINUE READING


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