Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Congenital diaphragmatic eventration is an uncommon condition in adults and is defined as an abnormal elevation of the diaphragm. In adults, diaphragmatic eventration causes respiratory impairment that is associated with severe dyspnea, orthopnea and hypoxia. Most of the symptomatic patients may survive with supportive therapy without any need for surgical correction, though they are at risk of spontaneous diaphragm rupture. Spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture may develop in a patient with diaphragmatic eventration as a result of any event that leads to increase in intraabdominal pressure. In this case report, we present the anesthetic management of an adult patient with congenital diaphragmatic eventration undergoing craniotomy operation.
Congenital diaphragmatic eventration, anesthesia, craniotomy
UYSAL, HALE YARKAN; GÜNAL, SOLMAZ; UYAR, AHMET Ş.; and BAŞAR, HÜLYA (2007) "Anesthesia for an Adult Patient with Congenital Diaphragmatic Eventration," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 37: No. 5, Article 10. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol37/iss5/10