Discussion. The diaphragm develops at weeks 4-12 in embryogenesis and consists of four parts, namely the pleuroperitoneal folds, the transverse septum, the oesophageal mesentery and the muscular body wall. A posterior (Bochdalek) hernia represents a developmental defect in the pleuroperitoneal folds or failure of fusion between the pleuroperitoneal folds and the transverse septum.1 It was first described by Victor Alexander Bochdalek in 1867 and is the most common type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.2 Left-sided Bochdalek hernias are more common than right-sided Bochdalek hernias, although patients may also present with bilateral Bochdalek hernias (which are very rare).3. Bochdalek hernias are usually detected in the neonatal period as the hernia causes compression of the lung parenchyma, which may cause respiratory distress and cyanosis.4 Bochdalek hernias were found to be asymptomatic in 14% of patients (usually in females with right-sided hernias) in a review conducted by Brown et al.3 ...
A Bochdalek hernia is one of two forms of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, the other form being Morgagni hernia. A Bochdalek hernia is a congenital abnormality in which an opening exists in the infants diaphragm, allowing normally intra-abdominal organs (particularly the stomach and intestines) to protrude into the thoracic cavity. In the majority of patients, the affected lung will be deformed, and the resulting lung compression can be life-threatening. Bochdalek hernias occur more commonly on the posterior left side (85%, versus right side 15%). This type of hernia was first studied and documented by the Czech Anatomist and Pathologist, Vincenz Alexander Bochdalek (1801-1883). In normal Bochdalek hernia cases, the symptoms are often observable simultaneously with the babys birth. A few of the symptoms of a Bochdalek Hernia include difficulty breathing, fast respiration and increased heart rate. Also, if the baby appears to have cyanosis (blue-tinted skin) this can also be a sign. Another ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Standardization of sonographic lung-to-head ratio measurements in isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia. T2 - Impact on the reproducibility and efficacy to predict outcomes. AU - Britto, Ingrid Schwach Werneck. AU - Sananes, Nicolas. AU - Olutoye, Oluyinka O.. AU - Cass, Darrell L.. AU - Sangi-Haghpeykar, Haleh. AU - Lee, Timothy C.. AU - Cassady, Christopher I.. AU - Mehollin-Ray, Amy. AU - Welty, Stephen. AU - Fernandes, Caraciolo. AU - Belfort, Michael A.. AU - Lee, Wesley. AU - Ruano, Rodrigo. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - Objectives - The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of standardization of the lung-to-head ratio measurements in isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia on prediction of neonatal outcomes and reproducibility. Methods - We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 77 cases of isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia managed in a single center between 2004 and 2012. We compared lung-to-head ratio measurements that were performed ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hearing assessment in high-risk congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors. AU - Morando, Carla. AU - Midrio, Paola. AU - Gamba, PierGiorgio. AU - Filippone, Marco. AU - Sgrò, Alberto. AU - Orzan, Eva. PY - 2010/10. Y1 - 2010/10. N2 - Objective: To report results of audiometric evaluations in high-risk congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors and their exposure to audiological risk factors (mechanical ventilation, high frequency oscillation, aminoglycoside therapy and neuromuscular blocking agents). Design: All newborns with high-risk congenital diaphragmatic hernia born between January 2003 and June 2009 were treated consecutively at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Hospital, University of Padova. Thirty-two survived and 26 of them underwent formal audiological evaluation (tonal and speech audiometry, otoacoustic emission, and immitance measurements) and follow up. Results: Twenty-one children had normal hearing; 4 had conductive hearing loss, which was successfully ...
A few of the symptoms of a Bochdalek Hernia include difficulty breathing, fast respiration and increased heart rate. Also, if the baby appears to have cyanosis blue-tinted skin this can also be a sign. If the baby has a Bochdalek Hernia it may appear that one side of the chest cavity is larger than the other and or the abdomen seems to be scaphoid caved in.. During fetal development, the diaphragm is formed between the seventh and tenth week. Also, during this time, the esophagus, stomach, and intestines are formed.. Therefore, a Bochdalek hernia forms either from malformation of the diaphragm, or the intestines become locked into the chest cavity during the construction of the diaphragm. Although these are some factors that contribute to a Bochdalek hernia, it does not take all variables into account.. Bochdalek hernias, along with Morgagni hernias, are both multifactor conditions, meaning that there are many reasons and multiple variables that contribute to the malformations.. For example, in ...
BACKGROUND:. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare congenital anomaly with a mortality of ~27%. The Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group (CDHSG) developed a simple postnatal clinical prediction rule to predict mortality in newborns with CDH. Our aim for this study is to externally validate the CDHSG rule in the European population and to improve its prediction of mortality by adding prenatal variables.. METHODS:. We performed a European multicenter retrospective cohort study and included all newborns diagnosed with unilateral CDH who were born between 2008 and 2015. Newborns born from November 2011 onward were included for the external validation of the rule (n = 343). To improve the prediction rule, we included all patients born between 2008 and 2015 (n = 620) with prenatally diagnosed CDH and collected pre- and postnatal variables. We build a logistic regression model and performed bootstrap resampling and computed calibration plots.. RESULTS:. With our validation data set, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A definition of gentle ventilation in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. T2 - A survey of neonatologists and pediatric surgeons. AU - Farkouh-Karoleski, Christiana. AU - Najaf, Tasnim. AU - Wynn, Julia. AU - Aspelund, Gudrun. AU - Chung, Wendy K.. AU - Stolar, Charles J.. AU - Mychaliska, George B.. AU - Warner, Brad W.. AU - Wagner, Amy J.. AU - Cusick, Robert A.. AU - Lim, Foong Yen. AU - Schindel, David T.. AU - Potoka, Douglas. AU - Azarow, Kenneth. AU - Cotten, C. Michael. AU - Hesketh, Anthony. AU - Soffer, Samuel. AU - Crombleholme, Timothy. AU - Needelman, Howard. PY - 2017/1/1. Y1 - 2017/1/1. N2 - Ventilation practices have changed significantly since the initial reports in the mid 1980 of successful use of permissive hypercapnia and spontaneous ventilation [often called gentle ventilation (GV)] in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). However, there has been little standardization of these practices or of the physiologic limits that define GV. We sought to ...
No clear evidence about when to perform surgery to correct congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a rare but often fatal condition. It occurs when a newborn babys diaphragm has a defect in it that allows abdominal organs (such as the stomach or liver) to enter the chest and displace the lung and heart. Surgery can correct the defect, but damage to the lung may be so severe that the baby still cannot survive. It has been thought that correcting the defect was so urgent that emergency surgery should be performed within the first 24 hours following birth, but more recent thinking suggests that a period of stabilization before surgery could help the lung develop. Only two trials have been done, and these provide no clear evidence to support delayed surgery over emergency surgery.. ...
Welcome to the official web site of the Alliance of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Organizations (ACDHO), an International group of professional charity and research organizations working together to better serve babies and families affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. ...
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Want to support the cause? Send a proclamation request to your governor and mayor to proclaim April 2017 as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month! Click here to download a blank letter. Please send a copy of the proclamation to the awareness committee at [email protected] so we can share ...
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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated high mortality and morbidity, mainly in those cases with severe forms where there are extremely reduced lung volumes, liver herniation and decreased abnormal pulmonary vascularization. Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion performed between 26 and 30 weeks (standard FETO) has been shown to increase fetal pulmonary size and vascularity, and to improve infant survival in isolated severe CDH. Fetal pulmonary response followed FETO can be used to predict outcome and is dependent on the size of the fetal lung prior to the procedure.. We hypothesize that performing an earlier FETO, between 22-24 weeks, fetuses with severe form of CDH will have a better fetal pulmonary response and higher chance of surviving. ...
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital malformation of the diaphragm. The most common type is Bochdalek hernia; other types include Morgagni Hernia, Diaphragm Eventration and Central Tendon Defects of the Diaphragm
David A Santos, MD, Nina N Bowman, DO, Clifford C Eke, MD, FACS. Kaiser Permanente Southern California Fontana/Ontario Medical Center.. Background:. Bochdalek hernias are rare entities in adults and usually present as bowel obstruction. Asymptomatic hernias, as diagnosed on computed tomography, have an incidence of 0.17% in the general population. The optimal repair of a symptomatic hernia is unknown, however primary suture repair and mesh repair with biologic and synthetic mesh have all been described. Given the rarity of symptomatic hernias, long term data on recurrent Bochdalek hernias is scarce.. Methods:. The patient presented is a 22 year old man who presented with symptoms of large bowel obstruction. Computed tomography was utilized in diagnosing incarcerated colon in the thoracic cavity. Techniques for positioning and exposure similar to laparoscopic splenectomy were utilized. Advanced laparoscopic techniques barrowed from hiatal hernia repair and ventral hernia repair were adapted. ...
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE:The aim of this study was to determine the gene and protein levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) in the heart of nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in rats and to evaluate the effect of antenatal dexamethazone (Dex) treatment. METHODS: CDH model was induced in pregnant rats after administration of 100 mg of nitrofen on day 9.5 of gestation (term, day 22). Dexamethazone (Dex, 0.25 mg/kg) was given by intraperitoneal injection on days 18.5 and 19.5 of gestation. Cesarean section was performed on day 21 of gestation. The fetuses were divided into 3 groups: group I, control (n = 10); group II, nitrofen-induced CDH (n = 10); group III, nitrofen-induced CDH with antenatal Dex treatment (n = 10). ANP protein was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed to evaluate the relative amount of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) mRNA expression. RESULTS: There was a ...
A 16-year old girl is presented with a left-sided congenital diaphragmal hernia (Bochdalek hernia). Mild symptoms - pain in the left lower abdominal quadrant were manifested periodically. Abdominal pain and lack of air were exercise induced. Periodical nausea was induced with consummation of plentiful food. The diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed by x-ray, gastric and bowel passage visualization using barium-contrast, and spiral CT. The diagnosis was confirmed during surgical treatment ...
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine clinical indications for performing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) with acceptable results by reviewing our experience in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair and comparing outcomes of MIS with open surgery. METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent CDH repair were reviewed retrospectively between January 2008 and December 2012, and outcomes were compared between MIS and open repair of CDH. RESULTS: From 2008 to 2012, 35 patients were operated on for CDH. Among these patients, 20 patients underwent open surgery, and 15 patients underwent MIS. Patients with delayed presentations (60.0% [9/15] in the MIS group vs. 20.0% [4/20] in the open surgery group; P = 0.015) and small diaphragmatic defect less than 3 cm (80.0% [12/15] in the MIS group vs. 0.0% [0/20] in the open surgery group; P < 0.001) were more frequently in the MIS group than the open surgery group. All 10 patients who also had other anomalies underwent open surgery (P = ...
Santiago Valderrabano, MD, AEC, FACS, Maria Heras Garceau, MD, AEC, Lidia Cristobal, MD, AEC, Daniel Pastor, MD, AEC, Jose Torres, MD, Miguel A Granado, MD, AEC, Juan Antonio Gonzalez, MD, AEC, PHD. Universitary Hosp La Paz. Case 92 yo female, antiaggregated history of coughing, regurgitation and repetitive pneumonia. Emergency room with a 3day history of abdominal pain and vomiting. Abdomen distended and tympanic. Abdominal radiography small bowel obstruction. Chest radiography revealed air-fluid levels on the right side of the chest. CT-scan demonstrated a right anterior diaphragmatic hernia, with large bowel in the thorax and evidence of proximal bowel obstruction.. Incarcerated strangulated diaphragmatic hernia diagnosis. laparoscopic surgery indicated. We identified rare case of bilateral diaphragmatic hernia, Morgagni-Larrey hernia.. We reduced hernial sac. We revised diaphagmatic congenital hernias description and management. ...
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review the current options of prenatal diagnosis in congential diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). SUBJECT: Systematic review. SETTING: Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, 3rd Medical Faculty, Prague. SUBJECT AND METHOD: Review of recent published data. CONCLUSION: The basic method for prenatal diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is 2D ultrasonography: measurement of lung-to-head ratio (LHR), observed to expected lung to head ratio (observed to expected LHR - O/E LHR), localization of diaphragmatic defect, assessment of liver position and presence of associated anomalies (negative prognostic factors ...
Objectives Deviation of the intra-abdominal umbilical vein has been described as a marker of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and has been shown to help identify liver herniation into the fetal chest. The purpose of this study was to quantify th
The clinical course of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is often complicated by lung hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. The implementation of gentle forms of ventilation and extracorporal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) led to improved survival rates, but patients with CDH are still at risk of developing pulmonary sequelae including chronic lung disease (CLD).. We performed a retrospective analysis of all neonates with CDH treated at our institution between 2002 and 2007. CLD was defined as the need for supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation for at least 28 days after birth, and its severity was graded according to the respiratory support after 56 day postnatal age or discharge.. 9.3% of all 259 neonates with CDH presented with severe concomitant disease or ongoing asphyxia, did not receive maximum therapy and died within the first days of life.. 123 of the remaining 235 patients did not need ECMO therapy. All 123 patients survived and 44 developed CLD (35.8%).. 112 ...
Most congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur through the posterolateral diaphragm (Bochdalek). Bochdalek hernias are thought to arise from malformation of the pleuroperitoneal fold or failure or delay of the pleuroperitoneal fold and septum transversum to fuse properly with intercostal muscles. Most congenital diaphragmatic hernias are diagnosed at antenatally by US but some are not diagnosed until birth or later with respiratory distress. Most Bochdalek hernias occur on the left side.. CDH is associated with respiratory distress. Although most believe that herniation of abdominal viscera causes pulmonary hypoplasia due to compression during a critical period of lung development, abnormal pulmonary vasculature with a hypermuscular vessel wall and increased vasoreactivity resulting in pulmonary hypertension also contributes.. Associated anomalies are seen in up to half of patients with CDH. These include cardiac defects (VSD, ASD, and Tetrolgy of Fallot), limb anomalies, genetic defects (Trisomy ...
The importance of expert pregnancy monitoring during with a fetus diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). Presented by Linda Hopkins, MD, and t...
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is not as well known as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, but like them it is a life-threatening birth defect, and is just as common. Occurring in one in 3,000 births, CDH causes the guts and liver to protrude through a defective diaphragm and into the chest cavity, where they interfere with the lungs.
Our objective was to study exercise capacity and cardiorespiratory response to exertion in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). This was a cross-sectional cohort study of 23 CDH survivors, aged 10-16 years, and 23 gender- and age-match
In this video, CHOP experts explain the diagnosis, treatment options and follow-up care of babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), and the advancements in the field of CDH repair.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a common, phenotypically as well as genetically heterogeneous birth defect associated with high morbidity and mortality
To determine the rate and predictors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Between 06/2004 and 09/2015 a total
Interstitial deletion of chromosome 1 (1p21.1p12) in an infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, hydrops fetalis, and interrupted aortic arch ...
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Poster: ECR 2019 / C-0939 / Role of imaging in congenital diaphragmatic hernias by: S. A. M. Ibrahim1, T. Salem Alyafei1, N. M. Saloum2, M. Sabawi1, B. M. M. M. Elkady3, M. M. H. Ahmed1; 1Doha/QA, 2Doha, Doha/QA, 3Cairo/EG
Poster: ECR 2019 / C-0939 / Role of imaging in congenital diaphragmatic hernias by: S. A. M. Ibrahim1, T. Salem Alyafei1, N. M. Saloum2, M. Sabawi1, B. M. M. M. Elkady3, M. M. H. Ahmed1; 1Doha/QA, 2Doha, Doha/QA, 3Cairo/EG
D.Posterior to diaphragm. A diaphragmatic hernia is defined as a communication between the abdominal and thoracic cavities with or without abdominal contents in the thorax The etiology may be congenital or traumatic. The symptoms and prognosis depend on the location of the defect and associated anomalies. The defect may be at the esophageal hiatus (hiatal), paraesophageal (adjacent to the hiatus), retrosternal (Morgagni), or at the posterolateral (Bochdalek) portion of the diaphragm. The term congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) typically refers to the Bochdalek form. These lesions may cause significant respiratory distress at birth, can be associated with other congenital anomalies, and have a significant mortality and long-term morbidity. The overall survival from the CDH Study Group is 67%. The Bochdalek hernia accounts for up to 90% of the hernias seen in the newborn period, with 80-90% occurring on the left side. FORMATION OF THE DIAPHRAGM The separation of the pleural and peritoneal ...
The Morgagni hernia is a diaphragmatic hernia which, like hiatal hernia, almost always has a peritoneal sac, unlike other diaphragmatic hernias such as the Bochdalek or those caused by traumatic breakage of the diaphragm. Its transverse diameter is usually greater than anterior-posterior diameter [1]. They contain, from greater to lesser frequency: Omentum (31%), transverse colon (29%), stomach (15%), small intestine (11%), liver (4%), caecum, or appendix [1,3].. Although the Morgagni hernia is considered a congenital defect, diagnosed in small children, it is usually detected in an adult, either accidentally in medical imaging requested for another reason, or in most cases, symptomatically [2,3,5,6]. This would indicate that additional mechanisms acquired by an adult age are necessary to increase intra-abdominal pressure (obesity, pregnancy, ascites, chronic constipation, paralytic ileus, injury, etc.) to cause the visceral hernia that leads to symptomatic presentation [1,3,4].. This ...
... - In , Morgagni described the classical anterior diaphragmatic hernia, which today bears his name-Morgagni hernia. In , Bochdalek described both. Folia
Patients 5 and 6 were found to have de novo interstitial deletions of 16p11.2-a recurrent microdeletion region flanked by low copy repeats. Patient 5 is a 2-year-old male of mixed ancestry who had a severe right-sided posterolateral CDH, micrognathia, a U-shaped palatal cleft, paternally inherited autosomal dominant polydactyly, and dysmorphic features consistent with a 16p11.2 deletion which were previously described.17 He continues to need dietary supplementation via G-tube and supplemental oxygen when ill.. Patient 6 was a male infant conceived by intrauterine insemination with non-consanguineous Caucasian parents as donors. A left-sided diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed prenatally. After birth, both of his thumbs were found to be proximally placed, hypoplastic and non-articulating, with the left thumb having a pedunculated appearance. Additional findings included an extra thoracic vertebra and 13 pairs of ribs. He required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation starting on the first day of ...
Babies born with diaphragmatic hernia can have long-term problems and often need regular follow-up after going home from the hospital.. Many babies will have chronic lung disease and may require oxygen or medications to help their breathing for weeks, months, or years.. Many babies will have gastroesophageal reflux. Acid and fluids from the stomach move up into the esophagus (the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach), and can cause heartburn, vomiting, feeding problems, or lung problems. Gastroesophageal reflux can often be controlled with medications prescribed by your childs doctor.. Some babies will have difficulty growing. This is known as failure to thrive. The children with the most serious lung problems are most likely to have growing problems. Because of their illness, they often require more calories than a normal baby in order to grow and get healthier. Gastroesophageal reflux can also cause feeding problems, preventing a baby from eating enough to grow.. Some babies can ...
DHREAMS (Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration; Advancing Molecular Science) study was created to improve the understanding of the molecular genetic basis of CDH. This National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded research team is composed of health care providers and researchers across the country, coordinated at Columbia University Medical Center. Multiple medical centers are enrolling individuals and families with CDH. The knowledge gained through this research will lead to improved diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for individuals and families with CDH ...
The diaphragm is the muscular partition that separates the abdomen and the chest. Tearing or disruption of this thin muscle is called a diaphragmatic hernia or diaphragmatic rupture. The terms can be used synonymously with diaphragmatic hernia incorporating congenital forms such as peritoneal-pericardial diaphragmatic hernia (PPDH). PPDH may be due to defective development of the fetus. This condition is most often found in puppies or kittens and should be considered separately from the traumatic type of diaphragmatic hernia or rupture.. Once a tear in the diaphragm is present, abdominal contents such as the stomach, liver, and intestines may enter the chest cavity. The abdominal contents compress the lungs and prevent them from fully inflating, causing respiratory distress. The abdominal tissues may irritate the heart muscle, which may cause abnormal heart rhythms. Fluid may leak into the chest cavity, further complicating and worsening heart and lung function.. ...
Operative Findings (Bilateral Morgagni Hernia). atno_30_n.jpg: 5-month-old girl with a small to medium-sized bilateral (sternocostal diaphragmatic) Morgagni hernia. View from the top on the sternocostal part of the diaphragm. The connection to the abdominal cavity has been opened by incision of the hernia sac at the site of the defects, and on the right side a protrusion of a parenchymatous organ is visible. On the left side a similar but smaller structure can be seen, too, next to the retractor. The protrusion of the parenchymatous organ is a process of the liver which becomes visible after incision of the hernia sac. Morgagni hernias detected by chance are operated on by abdominal access (upper transverse incision of the belly) or by a thoracic approach through an intercostal incision; following resection of the hernia sac the defect is closed. In acute clinical presentation (gastric volvulus or intestinal incarceration), emergency surgery is needed. ...
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has traditionally been associated with very high mortality rates. Most infants died of pulmonary hypoplasia and severe pulmonary hypertension. This led to correction of CDH and pulmonary hypoplasia before birth. Unfortunately, maternal morbidity of open fetal surgery was significant and fetal mortality was very high (,60%). Moreover, the results of postnatal therapy for CDH improved dramatically, from less than 20% survival several decades ago to more than 70% today.. Fetal intervention has evolved as well, to a minimally invasive approach that involves a single endoscopic port and occlusion of the fetal trachea. While this has considerably decreased the morbidity and fetal mortality of the in utero procedure, its results do not exceed the overall (i.e., non-stratified) results of contemporary postnatal treatment. Most recently, a multicentric cooperative study under (Eurofoetus) has conducted a clinical trial comparing postnatal treatment with endoscopic ...
Baby Anna spent the first few weeks of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Childrens Hospital. She was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Anna was cared for by the Fetal Care Center.. ...
In the quest to unravel the etiology of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a prevalent (1:2500 live births) high impact (50% mortality with high morbidity)...
Certain heart defects are found to occur in infants who have congenital diaphragmatic hernia. At the time of birth, as the newborn takes in the first breath and cries, the gastrointestinal tract rapidly enlarges getting filled with air.
Thirty six (70.6%) and fifteen (29.4%) fetuses had left and right sided CDH respectively. Seven patients chose termination of their pregnancies (13.7%). Statistically significant differences were found between survival and non-survival groups in terms of parity, median gestational week at diagnosis, polyhydroamniosis rate, CDH type, stomach position, liver position, median LHR, o/e LHR, o/e TFLV, median 5th minute Apgar score and neonatal operation rate values (p values were 0.03,,0.001, 0.02, 0.006,,0.001, 0.006,,0.001,,0.001,,0.001, 0.04 and ,0.001 respectively). According to ROC curve analysis, 1.05 (82% sensitivity, 74% specificity) for LHR, 22.5 (78.6% sensitivity, 73.9% specifity) for o/e LHR and 23.5 (85.7% sensitivity,74.2% specificity) for o/e TFLV were determined to be cut-offs for neonatal survival, respectively, with highest sensitivity and specificity.. ...
Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a severe congenital anomaly with significant mortality. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine if there were trends in survival over the last decade and to compare patient populations, treatment options, and survival rates between 4 high-volume centres, and hence determine which factors were associated with survival. Methods: In 4 high-volume CDH centres from the CDH EURO Consortium, data from all CDH patients born between 2004 and 2013 were analysed. The predictive value of variables known at birth and the influence of centre-specific treatments (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO, and foetoscopic endotracheal occlusion, FETO) on survival were evaluated in multivariable logistic regression analyses. Results: Nine hundred and seventy-five patients were included in the analysis, of whom 274 (28.1%) died. ECMO was performed in 259 patients, of whom 81 (31.3%) died. One hundred and forty-five patients (14.9%) underwent FETO, ...
Despite recent studies failing to prove beneficial effects of iNO therapy in patients with CDH, its use is still widespread. The aim of this work was to analyze iNO use in a retrospective cohort focusing on outcome parameters. Patients 378 CDH patients born and treated in Mannheim University Medical Center, Department for Neonatology, between 2010 and 2017 constituted our cohort. Therapy was based on the standardized protocol of the CDH EURO Consortium.. ...
A 1927 autopsy specimen from a stillborn foetus. Mother was a primagravida and the stillbirth occurred after an uneventful confinement.