Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Case No. 25: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Results from developmental defect of the diaphragm leading to the protrusion of abdominal content into the thoracic cavity.
- It’s a physiological emergency. Not a surgical emergency.
- It leads to persistent Pulmonary hypertension and lung hypoplasia.
- Bag and mask ventilation should be avoided.
- Surgery is performed after the child maintains saturation well and Pulmonary hypertension is under control.
- Thoracoscopic repair of Diaphragmatic hernia gives very good results.