Case Reports
April 1928


Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(4):641-652. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920220086009

Eventration of the diaphragm is a relatively rare condition and almost always occurs on the left side. In 1916, Bayne-Jones1 reviewed forty-five cases of eventration, the total number of cases reported up to that time. In only two of the forty-five cases did eventration occur on the right side. The first case in the literature was reported by Wieting.2 The patient was a man, aged 50, and the eventration was probably congenital. In 1911, Eppinger3 reported a case with typical signs of eventration in a man, aged 35; in this case, too, the condition was congenital and was not seen during life. In both cases, there were no other associated anomalies. Bayne-Jones1 reported the third case in a man, aged 52. Jones' patient had no symptoms except constipation and indefinite pain in the upper part of the right side of the abdomen. Jones considered his case

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