Other nonneoplastic lesions
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 November 2018, last major update July 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia[TI] stomach

Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. website. Accessed December 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Defective closure of diaphragm, usually left sided
  • Hernia sac usually contains all / part of stomach
  • May cause newborn respiratory insufficiency
Gross images

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Contributed by Dr. Leon Metlay, University of Rochester Medical Center

22 week fetus with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Liver and stomach in chest, heart shifted to right, both lungs small

Hypoplastic left lung and left heart

Hypoplastic right lung

Groove in liver, where diaphragm edge was