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Diaphragmatic hernia complications

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Hole in Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a thin muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity; a diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in this muscle. By far, the most... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Bowel in chest: Bowel pokes through defect in diaphragm and gets into chest cavity. Congenital causes poor development of the affected lung, causing a newborn to need... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Lack of development: Poor or incomplete development of the pluroperitoneal membrane which forms the diaphragm muscle.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Birth defect: It is a failure of the tissue that will form the diaphragm musle to fuse in the midline and separate the abdominal compartment from the chest compartm... Read More
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 41 years experience
Hole in diaphragm: Most commonly, a diaphragmatic hernia occurs as a congenital anomaly in a baby. A diaphragmatic hernia can also occur as a result of trauma, either pe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
General Surgery 20 years experience
Mostly not serious: The majority of diaphgramatic hernias are referred to as paraesophageal hernias, and the majority of these are small. Many individuals actually have s... Read More
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Can be serious: It depends on the extent of lung damage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 41 years experience
Hole in diaphragm: A baby with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (cdh) is born with a hole in one side of the diaphragm. On the left side, the stomach, intestines, and s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Early: Shortly after birth depending on the infants respiratory and cardiac function.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 37 years experience
A hole...: ...In the diaphragm, present at birth, with bowel pushing into the chest through it. The major problem is that the lungs cannot develop properly with ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It is usually diagnosed i babies but it can be missed and discovered later specially if small and a symptomatic.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Variable defect: When the diaphragm fails to finish forming, a hole is left between the chest ; abdomen ; bowel can slip into the lung cavity (herniate) before or just... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Several: Lungs, heart, GI tract.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 55 years experience
Deffect: in the diaphragm during development in the fetus allowing the intestines and the liver to go into the chest cavity and not allowing the lung on that s... Read More
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