Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Respiratory distress in a newborn. Normal delivery at term.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Male

The NG tube is projected over the stomach which is located in the left hemithorax because of a left sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia.  The UAC is in an appropriate position.  The UVC is malpositioned and it sitting in the left portal vein which is within the herniated left lobe of liver.

There is associated pulmonary hypoplasia on the left.

Annotated image

Annotated image showing the position of the NG tube (yellow) in the stomach above the normal location of the left hemidiaphragm, the UAC (red) in an appropriate position and the UVC (blue) in the left portal vein in a partially herniated left lobe of liver.

Case Discussion

Undiagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia with a malpositioned UVC in the left lobe of liver which has also herniated into the left hemithorax.

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Case information

rID: 23653
Published: 30th Jun 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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