Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


This neonate presented with recurrent episodes of shortness of breath and cyanosis that was initially attributed to bronchiolotis.


Multiple bowel loops occupying the left hemithorax with shift of the heart and mediastinum to the right side.


Post operative X-ray for the same patient.

Ryle tube is seen. 

Case Discussion

A left sided diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed at 2 weeks following a radiograph because of suspected bronchiolitis.

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Case information

rID: 8063
Case created: 6th Jan 2010
Last edited: 7th Mar 2016
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