Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias

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Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are openings within the diaphragm wall that permit the extrusion of abdominal parts into the thoracic cavity. As a result, the lungs are compressed resulting in insufficient perfusion and eventual mortality. Furthermore, a majority of the cases are associated with cardiovascular malformations resulting in Congenital Diaphragmatic a hernia is one of the most common congenital malformations that occur. On average there are one in two thousand cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. Studies have shown that congenital diaphragmatic hernias are more prevalent if males of white ancestry as compared to any other race (Keijzer and Puri, 2010). Most cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernias are diagnosed during

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