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Medical Term:

diaphragmatic eventration


the diaphragm projects into the thoracic cavity forming a pocketlike outpouching; this congenital anomaly results mainly from failure of muscular tissue from the body wall to contribute to the formation of the diaphragm; there is superior displacement of abdominal viscera into the diaphragmatic outpouching.

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