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Synonyms for diaphragm

a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities

a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic

electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves

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In this edition of Master Class in Gynecologic Surgery, I have invited world-renowned minimally invasive and endometriosis expert surgeon, Ceana Nezhat, MD, of Northside Hospital, Atlanta, to discuss his recommendations and techniques of treating diaphragmatic and thoracic endometriosis.
Diaphragmatic hernias are less common abdominal hernias.
Unusual fissure on the diaphragmatic surface of the spleen-a case report.
Helical CT has been reported to isentify diaphragmatic injuries with a higher sensitivity and specificity compared to chest radiographys.
Despite the difficulty of injection and risk of complications, it does constitute an option to apply botulinum toxin A in the case of diaphragmatic myoclonus under EMG guidance, especially when there is no other more effective treatment method.
Roentgenogram assesment revealed a fetus skeleton in abdomen with two similar skeletons in thoracic cavity and missing a normal diaphragmatic line.
Ectopic thoracic kidney in a child with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Idiopathic bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis with noninvasive mechanical ventilation
Rarely, iatrogenic or traumatic diaphragmatic hernia (DH) may occur.
The patient's ARF was felt to be due to cervical cord involvement by NMO, resulting in diaphragmatic weakness.
Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture (TDR) may result from a penetrating injury or blunt thoracoabdominal trauma and results in communication between the pleural and peritoneal cavities [1-3].
CT scan confirmed the hemopneumothorax and revealed a left diaphragmatic rupture and left kidney herniation (Figure 1).
The body is best able to assert voluntary control when relaxed, so relaxation techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, visualization, and phrase repetition are essential first steps in biofeedback.
Elenitsa Georgiou will lead the day full of play and teach the children how to find their pitch, teach them diaphragmatic breathing techniques, how to differentiate between speaking and singing, and how to explore the singing spectrum.
The newborn was investigated and found to have right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia.