Paediatrics and Child Health
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare birth defect with a prevalence of < 0.5 per 1,000 live births. Majority of these defects are left-sided as most studies suggest that frequency of right-sided CDH was 10% of the total. The association of CDH with myelomeningocele (MMC) is extremely rare; as in Sweed's study of 116 consecutive cases of CDH, the incidence of associated MMC with CDH was stated as 4.3%. There has been one previous case report of leftsided CDH, MMC and hydrocephalus prenatally diagnosed; but to the best of authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of the above constellation with a right-sided CDH diagnosed prenatally.
JCPSP: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Ali, S. R.,
(2016). Right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia and myelomeningocele: a rare association. JCPSP: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 26(12), 995-996.
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