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Diaphragmatic Hernia

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by Kohnle D

(Hernia—Diaphragmatic; Congenital Hernia of the Diaphragm)

 

Diagnosis

If not found prior to birth, your doctor will perform a physical exam. A chest x-ray may be done to confirm the presence of abdominal organs in the chest cavity.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
http://www.acog.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

The Hospital for Sick Children
http://www.sickkids.ca

 

References


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/c/diaphragmatic-hernias. Updated January 2011. Accessed May 22, 2013.


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated February 9, 2012. Accessed May 22, 2013.


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The Fetal Treatment Center. The University of California, San Francisco website. Available at: http://fetus.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/cdh. Updated May 23, 2012. Accessed May 22, 2013.


2/3/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: McAteer JP, Hecht A, et al. Maternal medical and behavioral risk factors for congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan;49(1):34-8.

 

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