Long Term Effects of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
There may be no long-term effects at all. However, these babies can grow up suffering from chronic lung problems in early childhood.
This can result in repeated hospital admissions with respiratory infections. These babies can also have feeding problems. The lungs can continue to mature up to 8 years of age. Most survivors will be able to attend school normally and have a good quality of life. Many will be entirely normal older children and adults.