Lung function in infants after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is initially characterized by severe restrictive lung defect and low lung compliance, but survivors have relatively few abnormalities later in life. We studied the changes in lung growth and function in infants after the repair of CDH. METHODS Retrospective analysis of pulmonary function tests was… (More)