Delayed surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: neurodevelopmental outcome in later childhood.

@article{Davenport1992DelayedSF,
  title={Delayed surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: neurodevelopmental outcome in later childhood.},
  author={Mark Davenport and Ehud Rivlin and Stephen W D'souza and Achille Bianchi},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1992},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={1353-6}
}
The long term neurodevelopmental outcome was assessed in 23 survivors born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia who had been managed by an elective delay in surgical repair after a period of stabilisation. This cohort was treated in one neonatal surgical unit between 1983 and 1989 by a single team of surgeons and anaesthetists. All children underwent comprehensive neurological, developmental, and anthropometric assessment at a mean age of 56 (range 18-94) months. Two children (9%) had major… CONTINUE READING

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