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What happens if we leave a congenital diaphragm hernia alone, will it resolve on its own?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Definitely not
These always require repair.

In brief: Definitely not
These always require repair.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Never
Diaphragmatic hernias never close spontaneously.
They have to be closed surgically after the baby is stabilized and the pulmonary hypertension resolves.

In brief: Never
Diaphragmatic hernias never close spontaneously.
They have to be closed surgically after the baby is stabilized and the pulmonary hypertension resolves.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Andrew Nordine
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Congenital diaphragmatic hernias do not resolve spontaneously.
However, if very small they may not be detected for many years.

In brief: No
Congenital diaphragmatic hernias do not resolve spontaneously.
However, if very small they may not be detected for many years.
Dr. Andrew Nordine
Dr. Andrew Nordine
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