J Korean Pediatr Soc.  1977 Dec;20(12):988-991.

Congenital diaphragmatic Hernia Associated with Hypoplasia of the Lung

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics and Pathology, Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

A case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a newborn was presented, who had characteristic clinical and X-ray findings. The case manifested dyspnea, cyanosis and shift of the heart and mediastinum to the right immediately after birth, which was throught to be congenital diaphragmatic hernia and verified by autopsy. On autopsy, a large left diaphragmatic defect resulting massive diaphragmatic hernia and ipsilateral pulmonary hypoplasia were found. The authors report the case with review of pertinent literature.


MeSH Terms

Autopsy
Cyanosis
Dyspnea
Heart
Hernia, Diaphragmatic*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Lung*
Mediastinum
Parturition
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