(Hernia—Diaphragmatic; Congenital Hernia of the Diaphragm)
|Diaphragmatic Hernia—Stomach and Intestines Move into Chest Cavity|
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- Severe respiratory distress, including rapid breathing, grunting, use of accessory muscles, and bluish tint to the skin from lack of oxygen (cyanosis)
- Asymmetrical or increased diameter of the chest wall
- Concave abdomen
- Listening to the chest to check for movements of the chest that are asymmetric with breathing, absent breath sounds on one side, bowel sounds in the chest, and a concave abdomen that feels vacant when palpated
- Chest x-ray to diagnose abdominal organs in the chest cavity
The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Advocacy and Support http://www.cherubs-cdh.org/
University of Virginia Health System http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/
British Columbia Ministry of Health Health Link BC http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
Sick Kids (The Hospital for Sick Children) http://www.sickkids.ca/
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia/CDH. Chest/lung conditions and diagnoses. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/chest/diagnose/diaphragmatic-hernias.htm . Accessed May 31, 2007.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The Fetal Treatment Center. The University of California, San Francisco website. Available at: http://fetus.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/cdh/ . Accessed May 31, 2007.
Kleigman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics . 18th ed. Saunders: Philadelphia, PA; 2007.
Overview of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia/CDH. Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati website. Available at: http://www.fetalcarecenter.org/fetal-surgery/cdh/ . Accessed May 31, 2007.
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD
- Review Date: 12/2011 -
- Update Date: 12/30/2011 -