The Role of Ventral Hernia in the Correction of Diaphragmatic Defects in the Newborn.


A disconcerting rise in mortality following surgical repair of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the newborn has been encountered in many centres in recent years and has prompted this study. Paradoxically this rise in surgical mortality has occurred despite greater surgical knowledge and experience in the correction of such diaphragmatic defects. The… (More)


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