Diaphragm

Diaphragm

The diaphragm is a thin skeletal muscle that sits at the base of the chest and separates the abdomen from the chest. It helps with breathing by contracting and flattening when you inhale which helps to pull air into the lungs, and relaxing when you exhale which helps to push air out of the lungs.

Some of the diseases of the diaphragm that we treat are diaphragm paralysis, congenital diaphragm hernias such as Morgagni hernia and Bochdalek hernia, or traumatic hernias.

Diaphragm