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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2018 December;177(12):734-6

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.18.03693-8

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Perinatal outcome of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: two case reports

Iva PITNER 1 , Vesna GALL 1, Lorita MIHOVILOVIĆ PRAJZ 1, Ivka DJAKOVIĆ 1, Jakov MAMIĆ 2, Vesna KOŠEC 1

1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sisters of Charity University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia; 2 Department of Abdominal Surgery, Dubrava Clinical Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia



Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a developmental discontinuity of diaphragm and herniation of abdominal viscera into the thoracic cavity. This may lead to pulmonary hypertension and hypoplasia, as the most often complications. In majority of cases (80-85%) defect is located on the left side, while right sided or bilateral defects are less often. The incidence of the anomaly is 1/2000-5000 births and is usually detected by ultrasound exam in 24th weeks of gestation. Although the defect is usually isolated, in some cases it can be combined whit other syndromes, genetic or chromosomal anomalies which is why detailed diagnostics is necessary. We present two case reports of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and the importance of early prenatal diagnosis.


KEY WORDS: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia - Pregnancy - Prenatal diagnosis

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