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Late occurrence of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia complicating pregnancy: A case report

Anuradha Kakani, Richa Choudhary, Jyoti Singh, Deepti Shrivastave.

Diaphragmatic hernia complicating pregnancy is rare and results in a high fetal and maternal mortality particularly if early surgical intervention is not undertaken. A very high degree of suspicion in needed for diagnosis as the symptoms produced by this hernia are seen in normal pregnancy also. We present here a patient with CDH who became acutely symptomatic for the first time during the pregnancy and was managed successfully.

Key words: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), Incarceration, Foramina of Bochdaleck, Foramina of Morgagni

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