Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia occurs in approximately 1 in 3,000 live births. There are two distinct anatomic forms that differ significantly in their physiologic effects. The more common and certainly more challenging type is the posterolateral (Bochdalek) hernia. Anterior defects (Morgagni) are much less common and also much less morbid, often not presenting until well beyond infancy.
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