The diaphragm is the sheet of muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a hole in the diaphragm and may be from one inch to several inches across.
This results in the intestines (and sometimes the stomach) entering the chest cavity preventing lung growth. It usually occurs on the left side of the chest. The cause of this condition is unknown. This is a rare condition and occurs in about 1:2000 babies. It happens at about the third month of pregnancy.
Latest Publications and Research on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
- More than just a cough: Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. - Published by PubMed
- Surgical Complications in Children with CDH: A Multivariate Analysis. - Published by PubMed
- Early surgical complications after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair by thoracotomy vs. laparotomy: A bicentric comparison. - Published by PubMed
- Educational level and socioeconomic status in patients born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A population-based study. - Published by PubMed
- Comparison of mediastinal shift angles obtained with ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses with isolated left sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. - Published by PubMed