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Diaphragm/Lung

My husband has recently had a chest x-ray.  This x-ray was for a work yearly physical.  The results came back saying he had a Flat Right Diaphram.  
What does this mean?
Is this something bad and does he need to see a specialist?
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The diaphragm is a single organ or anatomical structure.  It is divided into 2 parts in the chest forming the right and the left hemi-diaphragms.  One-sided flattening of a hemi-diaphragm is usually by pressure from above.  This could be due to fluid in the chest or an enlarged heart.  A paralyzed hemi-diaphragm becomes less flat and appears more dome-shaped on a chest x-ray.

There is a good possibility that your husband
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My mom had by-pass surgery.  She just found out five months latter that her diaphram is paralized on the left side.  Is thereanything she can do to stop the paralisis?  We just found out the surgeon knew what happened and said nothing to her.  We just what to know how to fix this.
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