(Hernia—Diaphragmatic; Congenital Hernia of the Diaphragm)
|Diaphragmatic Hernia—Stomach and Intestines Move into Chest Cavity|
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- Severe respiratory distress, including rapid breathing, grunting, use of accessory muscles, and bluish tint to the skin from lack of oxygen
- Asymmetrical or increased diameter of the chest wall
- Concave abdomen
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
The Hospital for Sick Children http://www.sickkids.ca
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/c/diaphragmatic-hernias. Updated January 2011. Accessed May 22, 2013.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated February 9, 2012. Accessed May 22, 2013.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The Fetal Treatment Center. The University of California, San Francisco website. Available at: http://fetus.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/cdh/. Updated May 23, 2012. Accessed May 22, 2013.
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 05/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/22/2013 -