diaphragmatic eventration

diaphragmatic eventration
a congenital anomaly characterized by failure of muscular development of part or all of one (or occasionally both) hemidiaphragms, resulting in superior displacement of abdominal viscera and altered lung development.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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