Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Epidemiology and outcome.

  title={Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Epidemiology and outcome.},
  author={Max R Langham and David William Kays and Daniel J. Ledbetter and Barbara H Frentzen and Lind L. Sanford and David S. Richards},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  volume={23 4},
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a relatively common birth defect. It affects about 1114 babies a year in the United States. Reported survival averages 60% but may be significantly lower. We do not understand the etiology of CDH. Its association with other anomalies and several distinct patterns of presentation suggest that more than one cause may exist. There is a high degree of variability in both treatment and outcomes, but no data exist to allow a rigorous comparison of the efficacy of… CONTINUE READING

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