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Diaphragmatic hernia in 6 month old infant.

Author

Jay  G. Ylanan,
Beverly Dela Cruz

Related Institution

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine-Pediatric - Philippine Heart Center

Publication Information

Publication Type
Research Project
Date
January 1-December 1, 2014

Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is an anatomical defect of the diaphragm, which allows protrusion of abdominal viscera into the chest, causing serious pulmonary and cardiac complications in the neonate. However, the presentation of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in older children and adults is rare, and, therefore, little is known concerning its symptoms, operative management, and postoperative complications. We report a six month old, female who presented with tachypnea due to diaphragmatic hernia. This patient was initially managed as pneumonia. Late presenting diaphragmatic hernia can present with acute or chronic gastrointestinal, or less frequently, respiratory symptoms. Misdiagnosis can result in significant morbidity. Favorable outcome is expected when the correct diagnosis is made.

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Philippine Heart Center Medical Library CR.017.14 Fulltext Print Format

 
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