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Doctor insights on: Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair

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When does a diaphragmatic hernia have to be repaired?

When does a diaphragmatic hernia have to be repaired?

Depends : Some are repaired in utero, some are repaired after the age of 80. In general, for adults, it is based on size and symptoms. More symptoms and larger size, consider a consultation with a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in performing laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repairs. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Maybe: If you have a simple sliding hiatal hernia repaired laparoscopically you can frequently be discharged the same day. If you have a more complex paraesophageal or foramen of bochdalek hernia expect to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

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Diaphragmatic hernia in my baby brother, what to do?

Diaphragmatic hernia in my baby brother, what to do?

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 in a hospital with a high-level neonatal intensive care unit (nicu) and pediatric surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, and neonatologists. ...Read more

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There anyone you know had diaphragmatic hernia as a teen?

There anyone you know had diaphragmatic hernia as a teen?

Need more info: Diaphragmatic matic hernia is very broad and covers many different types of hernias. Assuming you mean a hiatal hernia, yes teens can have them. It is not common. ...Read more

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Cogenital diaphragmatic hernia, can you give me more info?

Cogenital diaphragmatic hernia, can you give me more info?

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 after birth(when baby starts to cry ; swallow air).If the lung forms well ; bowel slips later, there is a better chance of long term survival. Without room to form the lung on that side can fail. ...Read more

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Which organs get affected when a diaphragmatic hernia occurs?

Which organs get affected when a diaphragmatic hernia occurs?

Lungs mainly.: The main lethality of congenital diaphragmatic hernia lies with its effect on the fetal lung development. As much of the fetal abdominal contents are inside the fetal chest during lung development, there is a great risk the lung become hypoplastic and dysfunctional. This means that without intervention many of the affected babies die at birth from respiratory failure. Fetal therapy options increas. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a diaphragmatic hernia.!?

What do you suggest if my child has a diaphragmatic hernia.!?

Pediatric surgeon: Since I don;t know your choilds age, or if your child has been born yet, I would suggest discussing with your pediatrician or obstetrician. They can give you a referral to a pediatric surgeon, who generally is the most experienced at this type of hernia repair in children. ...Read more

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Should a diaphragmatic hernia be operated on even if it is small in an adult?

Should a diaphragmatic hernia be operated on even if it is small in an adult?

No: Hiatal hernias are so common as to be nearly a normal finding. Unless it is a paraesophageal hernia keep the knives in a drawer. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a diaphragmatic hernia?

How do doctors treat a diaphragmatic hernia?

Surgical repair.: In utero, the optimal treatment of severe non-syndromic cdh cases is the placement of an endotracheal balloon to occlude the fetal trachea and help the lungs develop. Postnatally, the neonatologists and pediatric surgeons collaborate to support sick newborns around the surgical repair of the diaphragmatic defects with a mesh. Brain injury can occur at that time. Mild cases are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


Dr. Darrell Cass
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Diaphragmatic Hernia (Definition)

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 side to develop including abnormal pulm vasculature.giving ...Read more