Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Dr Rengarajan R

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Routine antenatal ultrasound.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Ultrasound reveals herniation of the stomach bubble into the left hemithorax causing mild displacement of the heart.

Case Discussion

A congenital diaphragmatic hernia (most commonly Bochdalek type) is most often seen on the left side, as seen in this case. This occurs due to a defect in development of the diaphragm. The herniated bowel loops cause impairment in the development of the lungs, which is the major factor responsible for the morbidity and mortality of these fetuses. Polyhydramnios may also be seen due to compression of the oesophagus.

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Case Information

rID: 23938
Case created: 19th Jul 2013
Last edited: 23rd Apr 2017
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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