Congenital daphragmatic hernia in a post-partum woman

Abdullah, Muhammad (2003) Congenital daphragmatic hernia in a post-partum woman. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58 (1). pp. 99-101. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is rare in adults. We report a 24 year old woman presenting with shortness of breath, chest pain and nausea after the birth of her first baby. Clinical examination, plain radiography and a CT scan revealed herniation of abdominal contents into her left chest. Via a midline laparotomy, the contents were reduced and the defect repaired, using a mesh. She remains symptom-free three years since her surgery and even after a second childbirth. A brief review of the literature reporting adult diaphragmatic hernia of congenital origin accompanies this case report. We conclude that symptomatic CDH in adults usually presents as an emergency with gastrointestinal and occasionally respiratory complications. Early diagnosis and repair is essential to avoid subsequent morbidity and mortality.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: DH
Uncontrolled Keywords: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Bochdalek hernia
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 07:04
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 07:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24586

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