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ISSN: 2637-4722

Progressing Aspects in Pediatrics and Neonatology

Case Report(ISSN: 2637-4722)

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Case Report Volume 3 - Issue 2

María Hoyos Herrera1*, Juan Tafur Delgado1, Rafael Chicha Polo2, Fabiola Menco Contreras3, Michael Muñoz Ortíz4

  • 1Second-year pediatric resident, Universidad del Sinú de Montería, Colombia
  • 2Neonatologist pediatrician at the Casa del Niño Maternal and Child Unit, Montería, Colombia
  • 3Second year pediatric resident, Universidad del Sinú de Montería, Colombia
  • 4Second year pediatric resident, Universidad del Sinú de Montería, Colombia

Received: May 25 , 2021;   Published:June 08, 2021

Corresponding author:María Hoyos Herrera, Second-year pediatric resident, Universidad del Sinú de Montería, Colombia.

DOI: 10.32474/PAPN.2021.03.000159

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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a malformation resulting from incomplete fusion of the pleuroperitoneal membrane, it occurs in around 1/5000 live newborns, it produces in the vast majority of cases severe symptoms of respiratory failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension in this age group. Treatment is based on maintaining the best respiratory conditions in the child through intensive neonatal therapy management and, once this objective is achieved, surgical correction of the anatomical defect should proceed. Unfortunately, despite the progress in respiratory management of the seriously ill newborn, mortality from this disease is reported above 75%. We present a case in which the left diaphragmatic hernia associated with pulmonary hypertension led to a fatal outcome in a newborn, despite timely and adequate interventions.

Keywords: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia; Pulmonary Hypertension; Respiratory Failure of The Newborn; Surgical Correction

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