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I can't seem to find much information about left paralyzed diaphragm anywhere! can you explain what it means to have this condition?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Injury to nerve

Results from injury the phrenic nerve which supplies energy to the diaphragm. A surgical procedure called diaphragm plication may be needed to improve symptoms.

In brief: Injury to nerve

Results from injury the phrenic nerve which supplies energy to the diaphragm. A surgical procedure called diaphragm plication may be needed to improve symptoms.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Many possible causes

A paralyzed diaphragm- or more correctly a paralyzed half or hemi-diaphragm is the inability to move the diaphragm down on one side which is necessary to draw air into that lung.
If the diaphragm is not moving , that lung is not working. Viral infections, trauma, cancer, auto-immune diseases and many, many other causes are possible. A board certified pulmonary specialist should be consulted.

In brief: Many possible causes

A paralyzed diaphragm- or more correctly a paralyzed half or hemi-diaphragm is the inability to move the diaphragm down on one side which is necessary to draw air into that lung.
If the diaphragm is not moving , that lung is not working. Viral infections, trauma, cancer, auto-immune diseases and many, many other causes are possible. A board certified pulmonary specialist should be consulted.
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
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