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What causes an elevated diaphragm?

I had a chest X-Ray and the doctor asked me if I'd ever been told that I have an elevated diaphragm and I replied no
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Do you have difficulty breathing?
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Elevated hemidiaphragms can result from many causes:

Above diaphragm:
- decreased lung volume
- atelectasis/collapse
- lobectomy/pneumonectomy
- pulmonary hypoplasia

Diaphragm:
- phrenic nerve palsy
- diaphragmatic eventration
- contralateral stroke

Below diaphragm:
- abdominal tumor
- subphrenic abscess
- distended stomach or colon
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