Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stomachdiaphragmatichernia.html. 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
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Contributed by Dr. Leon Metlay, University of Rochester Medical Center