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Diaphragmatic hernia

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:

Another helpful link is at http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/peds_digest/diaphrag.cfm

References

  • Eren S, Ciris F (2005). "Diaphragmatic hernia: diagnostic approaches with review of the literature". Eur J Radiol 54 (3): 448-59. PMID 15899350.

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