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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2014 pp 20-21
Case Report of Delayed Presentation of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Sangeeta Basu1, Jitendra Kumar2, Basaveshwar Patil3, C. D. Aundhakar4
1,2,3Resident, 4Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents immediately in neonatal period with respiratory distress. However, delayed presentation has been reported. The morbidity and mortality of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is related to the severity of lung hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension and associated anomalies. This report highlights the importance of high index of suspicion through clinical examination and noninvasive diagnostic modalities. CDH presenting after neonatal period if diagnosed early, and treated appropriately poses less challenges in management.