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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

A congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect where there is an opening in the muscle that helps you breathe, called the diaphragm. This opening can be on the right or left side, but is most common on the left.

The contents of the belly, including the stomach, spleen, liver and intestines go up into the chest. There is little room for the lungs to grow and develop.

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Incidence of CDH

Signs and Symptoms of CDH

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Diagnosis

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Treatment

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Prognosis


Last Updated: 12/2013