Research: Surgical Diaphragm: Anatomy and Physiology

Thorac Surg Clin

. 2024 May;34(2):111-118.

 doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2024.01.002. Epub 2024 Feb 15.

Surgical Diaphragm: Anatomy and Physiology

Sadia Tasnim 1Alejandro C Bribriesco 2Monisha Sudarshan 3

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The diaphragm is a musculoaponeurotic structure separating the thoracic and abdominal cavities. It plays important roles in both respiration and maintaining gastrointestinal function. A careful consideration of anatomy should be taken during surgical procedures to minimize injury to this crucial organ.

Keywords: Anatomy; Congenital hernia; Diaphragm; Diaphragmatic hernia; Physiology.

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