congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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con·gen·i·tal di·a·phrag·mat·ic her·ni·a

1. failure of the left pleuroperitoneal membrane to fuse with the posterior margin of the diaphragm; most commonly occurs on the left side;
2. Synonym(s): retrosternal hernia
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con·gen·i·tal di·a·phrag·mat·ic her·ni·a

(kŏn-jen'i-tăl dī'ă-frag-mat'ik hĕr'nē-ă)
Defective development of the pleuroperitoneal membrane (usually on the left) results in a posterolateral defect in the diaphragm and allows the abdominal viscera to protrude into the thorax.
Synonym(s): Bochdalek hernia.
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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)

A condition in which the fetal diaphragm—the muscle dividing the chest and abdominal cavity—does not close completely.
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Vincent A., Czech anatomist, 1801-1883.
Bochdalek duct - thyroglossal duct. Synonym(s): duct of His; duct of Vater; thyrolingual duct
Bochdalek foramen - a congenital defective opening through the diaphragm, connecting pleural and peritoneal cavities. Synonym(s): pleuroperitoneal hiatus
Bochdalek ganglion - a ganglion of the plexus of the dental nerve lying in the maxilla just above the root of the canine tooth.
Bochdalek gap - a triangular area in the diaphragm devoid of muscle fibers. Synonym(s): vertebrocostal trigone
Bochdalek hernia - absence of the pleuroperitoneal membrane (usually on the left) or an enlarged Morgagni foramen which allows protrusion of abdominal viscera into the chest. Synonym(s): congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Bochdalek muscle - an occasional thin band of muscular fibers passing between the root of the tongue and the triticeal cartilage. Synonym(s): musculus triticeoglossus
Bochdalek valve - a fold of mucous membrane in the lacrimal canaliculus at the lacrimal punctum. Synonym(s): Foltz valvule
flower basket of Bochdalek - part of the choroid plexus of the fourth ventricle protruding through Luschka foramen and resting on the dorsal surface of the glossopharyngeal nerve.
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Abo Sikeena, "Delayed presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia," Pediatric Surgery International, vol.
Keller et al., "Long-term surgical outcomes in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: observations from a single institution," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
Bohn, "Effect of surgical repair on respiratory mechanics in congenital diaphragmatic hernia," The Journal of Pediatrics, vol.
Prevention of heart failure in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia by maintaining ductal patency.
This case highlights the importance of early diagnosis of the late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It emphasizes the importance of sound physical examination, correct interpretation of imaging as surgical correction is lifesaving and curative.
Lucy was told her baby's chances of survival were very low as he had a severe case Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), which occurs in about one in 3,500 births.
Delayed presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia manifesting as combined-type acute gastric volvulus.

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