Outline the principal anatomical features of the diaphragm that are important to its function.

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College Answer

Most candidates had a basic knowledge of diaphragmatic function however were
uncertain of anatomy and rarely related the two. Candidates were expected to
describe the attachments of the diaphragm, openings, nerve supply, actions,
including it’s role upon the oesophageal sphincter
Syllabus: B1b 2c
Recommended sources: Anatomy for Anaesthetists, Ellis and Feldman, pages 317 -
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