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Right sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A rare case report


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Amit Narkhed, Shrikhande DY, Prasant Nigwekar, Santosh Yadav, Haresh Kasodariya
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2014;3(1):193-194 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.3.1.040


A diaphragmatic hernia is defined as a communication between abdominal and thoracic cavity with or without abdominal contents in the thorax.  The true incidence of Congenital diaphragmatic   hernia is 1 in 5000 live births while  right side diaphragmatic hernia (15%) is rare  comparing to left side diaphragmatic hernia (85%)  because liver plugs the opening. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia typically refers to Bochdalek form, other forms are rarer. Despite advances in neonatal intensive care, congenital diaphragmatic hernia is associated with high mortality and morbidity. The posterolateral right congenital DH is a rare diaphragmatic defect. Females are twice affected than that of males. The symptoms are non characteristic and patients with this disease maybe without symptoms for a long period. The main tool for diagnosis of congenital DH is radiography. Surgical correction is required.

Keywords: Right sided congental diaphragmatic hernia, Posterolateral, Liver plugs at right side

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