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Can a baby die from congenital diaphragmatic hernia?
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If the hernia is large enough to allow the abdominal organs to go in i the chest during development, they can physically prevent the lung from developing.
In its most severe case, rapid death due to inability to get oxygen in to the system can occur immediately after delivery. It is important to understand however that this is not the case for all hernias. See a pediatric surgeon for your details.

In brief: Yes
If the hernia is large enough to allow the abdominal organs to go in i the chest during development, they can physically prevent the lung from developing.
In its most severe case, rapid death due to inability to get oxygen in to the system can occur immediately after delivery. It is important to understand however that this is not the case for all hernias. See a pediatric surgeon for your details.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If the defect forms early in pregnancy and the lungs are poorly developed then the infant may not be able to live without artificial support.

In brief: Yes
If the defect forms early in pregnancy and the lungs are poorly developed then the infant may not be able to live without artificial support.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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