Possible Causes for Left Diaphragmatic Elevation in USA

  • Splenic Rupture
    Left Diaphragmatic Elevation

    Splenic rupture carries a high mortality rate in the absence of an early diagnosis. It can occur due to both traumatic and non-traumatic causes. Pain in the upper left abdominal quadrant, hypotension, pallor, tachycardia and abdominal distention are main symptoms. A complete blood count revealing a decreased…[1]

  • Morbid Obesity
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    Morbid obesity or clinically severe obesity is a condition characterized by body mass index (BMI) over 40 kg/m2, and involves serious health consequences. Morbid obesity is associated with a number of comorbidities that enhance the risk of mortality. Weight problems with symptoms of associated complications are the…[2]

  • Respiratory Muscle Paralysis
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation
  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    Cervical spinal cord injury is a serious clinical condition characterized by damage to segments C1 to C7 of the spinal cord. Trauma to cervical segments is associated with the most destructive consequences such as quadriplegia, loss of respiratory, autonomic system function etc. If cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is…[3]

  • Restrictive Lung Disease
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    A restrictive lung disease is associated with a reduced total lung capacity, i.e., the lungs are unable to expand fully. It may be caused by intrinsic pulmonary disorders or thoracic pathologies. The predominating symptom in RLD patients is dyspnea. Patients may report to suffer from breathing difficulties while under…[4]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare postinfectious, immune-mediated disorder affecting the nervous system. Guillain–Barré syndrome is a one-time episode in more than 95% of cases. The generally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of Guillain–Barré syndrome include: progressive, ascending weakness of more than…[5]

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    Patients with interstitial lung disease may initially present with shortness of breath during heavy exertion like jogging, running and climbing flight of stairs. Complains of dry cough may be noted due to the drying of the lungs and throat with chronic fibrosis. Interstitial lung disease may present with fleeting…[6]

  • Bulbar Poliomyelitis
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    Bulbar poliomyelitis is a specific type of an extremely rare viral paralytic disease in which the typical findings of acute flaccid paralysis are accompanied by bulbar symptoms - dysphagia, dysphonia, nasal regurgitation, as well as vascular and respiratory impairment in severe cases. The diagnosis rests on clinical…[7]

  • Hepatomegaly
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    Hepatomegaly is an enlargement of the liver.[8]

  • Abdominal Mass
    Bilateral Diaphragmatic Elevation

    An abdominal mass can be observed during a physical examination in a myriad of conditions, but it is imperative to determine its location, size, shape and the presence of other accompanying signs. A thorough workup, primarily through imaging studies and biopsy, is pivotal to define the underlying cause. An abdominal…[9]

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References

  1. Splenic Rupture, Symptoma
  2. Morbid Obesity, Symptoma
  3. Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, Symptoma
  4. Restrictive Lung Disease, Symptoma
  5. Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Symptoma
  6. Interstitial Lung Disease, Symptoma
  7. Bulbar Poliomyelitis, Symptoma
  8. Hepatomegaly, Symptoma
  9. Abdominal Mass, Symptoma