Diaphragm flabby, watch out for respiratory failure
1. What causes diaphragmatic flaccidity?
Congenital laxity of the diaphragm due to a defect in the muscle part. The diaphragm in patients with this pathology is like a thin membrane. Therefore, the organs in the abdomen will push the diaphragm upwards, taking the place of the lungs. Diaphragmatic effusion often has no obvious clinical symptoms, so it is often discovered incidentally during chest x-ray.
2. Symptoms of diaphragmatic flabby
Diaphragm laxity is a major cause of respiratory failure. Besides, this pathology can be misdiagnosed with lower lobe cyst diseases, pneumonia, isolated lung disease, cystic malformation of the lung..
3. How to treat flaccid diaphragm?
Some complications can be encountered during and after surgery diaphragmatic flaccidity as follows:
Bleeding Infection Hemothorax Pneumothorax Recurrence of disease Risk of respiratory failure requiring long-term mechanical ventilation. The prognosis for postoperative recovery of this pathology is quite good. Therefore, musculoskeletal laxity should be detected and treated early.
With many years of experience in examining and treating diseases in children, now the Pediatrics Department at Vinmec International General Hospital has become one of the major health care centers, capable of examining , screening and treatment of many specialized diseases in children. Therefore, if the child shows signs of diaphragmatic laxity, parents can take the child to Vinmec International General Hospital for examination and receive support and advice from doctors and health experts.
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