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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis probable


Second pregnancy. Gestational age 25 weeks. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Normal fetal situs.  

There is polyhydramnios. Mild ascites.

Right sided gross pleural effusion with resulting in right lung collapse.  Left sided moderate pleural effusion with a collapsed lung. There is a large defect involving the posterior aspect of left hemidiaphragm. There is herniation of bowel and left lobe of the liver into the left hemithorax. 

Stomach bubble is seen occasionally in and out of left hemithorax.

The rest of the fetal anatomical survey was normal.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest left sided, posterior diaphragmatic hernia.

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