Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Remo | 2012-12-04


Diaphragm problem

My 10 months old baby boy has a problem with his diaphragm, they took an x-ray and his diaphragm on his right side is like its higher than on the left, its like his right lung is shorter than the one on the left. The Dr said it looks like he doesnt have a hole, and that he doesnt have a diaphragm on the right, if i understood her correctly, What does this mean? Will this kill him? or will he have problems when he grows up? is this curable? What is it? he was diagnosed with bronchpneumonia and was admitted for it and he has eczema and is allegic to eggs, cow''s milk and nuts.

Expert's Reply



It is most unlikely, if not impossible, that your baby does not have the diaphragm in his right chest.The most likely cause of the appearance that was seen on the xray of his chest is pneumonia in the right lower lobe of his lung. It would be best to have your baby seen by a paediatric pulmonologist so that a proper diagnosis can be made as soon as possible.

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