Congenital diaphragmatic hernia presenting due to gastrointestinal complications.

  title={Congenital diaphragmatic hernia presenting due to gastrointestinal complications.},
  author={Peter B. Manning and John P. Murphy and Stephen C Raynor and Keith W Ashcraft},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={27 9},
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) presents beyond the first hours of life in 10% to 20% of cases. Presenting symptoms may be quite nonspecific, and are often gastrointestinal rather than respiratory in origin. We have recently had experience with five such cases, one in a newborn and four in older children. All presented with symptoms related to gastrointestinal complications of their diaphragmatic defect. In the newborn, gastric perforation had occurred, a complication of this anomaly not… CONTINUE READING