Gastroesophageal reflux and diaphragmatic motility after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

@article{Fasching2000GastroesophagealRA,
  title={Gastroesophageal reflux and diaphragmatic motility after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.},
  author={Guenter Fasching and Agnes Huber and Elisabeth Uray and Erich Sorantin and Franz Lindbichler and J. Schleef J. Mayr},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={360-4}
}
At the Department of Pediatric Surgery in Graz, 31 boys and 23 girls were operated on for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) from 1978 to 1994. In 49 patients the defect was on the left, in five on the right side. In 46 cases, the hernia was diagnosed within the first week of life; in eight children at a later date. 19 children (35%) died. 25 of the 35 survivors (71%) came to a follow-up examination on average 9.4 (1-17) years after the operation. 24 h pH-monitoring or manometry and Upper G… CONTINUE READING
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