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diaphragmatic hernia complications

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
15 years experience Anesthesiology
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. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
WebMD: See webmd for a thorough discussion. Not enough room here.
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Lack of development: Poor or incomplete development of the pluroperitoneal membrane which forms the diaphragm muscle.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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
17 years experience General Surgery
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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See your doctor: Your doctor can see you and review your symptoms such as heartburn, esophagitis, food reflux into the throat, feeling of food sticking when swallowing ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Breathing issues: The most immediate issue with diaphragmatic hernia (cdh) are issues with breathing. Infants will need ventilator support. They will need close monitor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Short of breath: It depends on the size and location. It can be anywhere from none to sensation of fullness or shortness of breath after eating, to reflux or heartbur ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Seek medical ...: Attention in a good pediatric health care facility. A diaphragmatic hernia (hole in diaphragm) is a serious deal in a baby. He needs to be cared for i ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Early: Shortly after birth depending on the infants respiratory and cardiac function.
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