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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-95

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia with gastric perforation in a newborn female

Department of Pediatric Surgery, L.T.M.M.C and Gen. Hospital, Mumbai - 400 022, India

Correspondence Address:
Paras Kothari
12 New Sailesh Society, V. P. Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai - 400 022
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.33233

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Most neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) present with CDH symptoms within the first 24 h of life. However, the presentation may be delayed in 10-20% of the cases. The presenting symptoms are nonspecific and are usually gastrointestinal in nature. We report a case of a 9 day-old neonate presenting with abdominal distention. The investigation was suggestive of CDH with the possibility of perforation which was confirmed by emergency laparotomy. A review of literature revealed one similar case report. This case highlights the risk of bowel incarceration in delayed cases presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms.


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