Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Respiratory distress

Patient Data

Age: 1-day
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian

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Case Discussion

CXR reveals bowel loops in the left thorax with shift of the heart and mediastinum in to the right side.  

Surgery confirms herniation of the bowel loops through the foramen of bochdalek and intestinal malrotation(not visible).Appendectomy was also performed.

Postop radiograph shows normal position of bowel loops in the abdominal cavity associated with hydropneumothorax in the left side. 

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Case information

rID: 20682
Published: 6th Dec 2012
Last edited: 25th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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