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A life-threatening neonatal anomaly: congenital diaphragmatic hernia

MOJ Surgery
Hayriye Alp

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Congenital diaphragm hernias are cases result of mostly where there are in the diaphragm a defect. ‘Bochdaleck ‘type hernia is occurring commonly. Thought other types are rarely seen, common comprises diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary hypoplasia, abdominal organs translocation into thorax. The other anomalies can associate. Diagnose might prenatal by using eggs. Polyhydramnios can warn. Mortality depend on usually account of organs translocation largely on degree on pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. In treatment there are laparotomy, thoracotomy and minimally invasive methods.


congenital, diaphragm, hernia, pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension