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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Summary of Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect of the diaphragm in which the abdominal structures enter the thorax. The most common type is one in which a diaphragmatic opening on the posterior left side (usually) allows abdominal contents to protrude into the thorax. This compresses and deforms the lung on the affected side; most neonates with the condition have cyanosis and respiratory distress at birth. Diagnosis is by a chest X-ray showing intestinal loops in the thorax. Treatment is surgery with diaphragmatic closure.




Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders