Pulmonary Re-Expansion After Diaphragmatic Plication

Veronica Manolache, Natalia Motas, Teu Madalin, Vasile Cristian, Madalina Iliescu & Teodor Horvat
In this video, the authors present a diaphragmatic plication. Diaphragm paralysis can have a wide variety of causes such as trauma, malignant pathologies, or infectious diseases. Sometimes it can be idiopathic. Usually, the patient presents with dyspnea, thoracic pain, and persistent dry cough. The investigations performed range from chest x-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans to lung function tests and magnetic resonance imaging.
A 78-year-old man presented to the authors’ clinic with severe dyspnea and a...
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