Diaphragm Hernia

From Wikipedia

Diaphragmatic hernia is a defect or hole in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal contents to move into the chest cavity. Treatment is usually surgical.

The following types of diaphragmatic hernia exist:

Signs and symptoms

scaphoid abdomen ( sucked inwards ) may be the presenting symptom in a newborn.[1]



Diagnosis can be made by either CT or Xray.


  1. ^ Durward, Heather; Baston, Helen (2001). Examination of the newborn: a practical guide. New York: Routledge. pp. 134. ISBN 0-415-19184-X.

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