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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia presenting as recurrent respiratory tract Infections

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Manori Prasadani,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Professorial Paediatric Unit
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M. G. Sathiadas

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
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Professorial Paediatric Unit
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Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a defect in the fetal diaphragm, allowing the contents of the abdominal cavity to protrude into the thorax. It is characterized by varying degree of pulmonary hypoplasia associated with decrease in cross sectional area of pulmonary vasculature. The case report presents an incidental finding of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia at an age of two years and four months, emphasizing the increased importance of thorough clinical examination that may lead you to an important incidental diagnosis.
How to Cite: Prasadani M, Sathiadas MG. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia presenting as recurrent respiratory tract Infections. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2021;33(1):41–2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v33i1.122
Published on 11 Aug 2021.
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