n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Congenital diagphragmatic hernia (CDH) : a review : review article

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



With growing interest in the field of fetal and maternal medicine over the past years, it has become imperative that every practicing obstetrician is familiar with a reasonable number of fetal conditions for prompt referral and management. This review focuses on antenatal management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. This is a condition in which some portion of abdominal organs protrudes into the chest cavity through a defect in the diaphragm. It account for 8% of fetal anomalies.The incidence is reported to vary between 1 in 2000 to 1 in 5000 live births. This condition develops between the 6th and 10th weeks of gestation.

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