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Diaphragmatic Hernia

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by Kohnle D

(Hernia—Diaphragmatic; Congenital Hernia of the Diaphragm)



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.


American Academy of Pediatrics

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists



Health Canada

The Hospital for Sick Children



Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center website. Available at: Updated January 2011. Accessed May 22, 2013.

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated February 9, 2012. Accessed May 22, 2013.

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

2/3/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance 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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