Diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
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The patient is intubated with the tip of the ET tube at the cervicothoracic junction. The distal part of the NG tube is coiled with the tip approximately at the level of T6. There are multiple air filled loops in the left hemithorax with mediastinal shift to the right and ipsilateral lung hypoplasia. The tip of the umbilical venous catheter appears to be projected over the left upper quadrant, suggestive of herniation of the liver to the left.

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Case information

rID: 8406
Case created: 28th Jan 2010
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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