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Successful plication for postoperative diaphragmatic paralysis in an adult.

Authors
  • Glassman, L R
  • Spencer, F C
  • Baumann, F G
  • Adams, F V
  • Colvin, S B
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
58
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 7979752
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Diaphragmatic paralysis developed in an adult after a cardiac operation. The patient suffered from recurrent fevers and could not be weaned from mechanical ventilatory support. Diaphragmatic plication was performed and enabled rapid and sustained weaning from respiratory support.

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