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  1. Diaphragmatic hernia repair - slideshow

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/presentations/100014.htm Diaphragmatic hernia repair - series—Normal anatomy To use the sharing ... Editorial team. Related MedlinePlus Health Topics Birth Defects Hernia A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by ...

  2. Genetics Home Reference: congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    ... Home Health Conditions Congenital diaphragmatic hernia Congenital diaphragmatic hernia Printable PDF Open All Close All Enable Javascript ... view the expand/collapse boxes. Description Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a defect in the diaphragm. The diaphragm, ...

  3. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Tovar Juan A

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH is defined by the presence of an orifice in the diaphragm, more often left and posterolateral that permits the herniation of abdominal contents into the thorax. The lungs are hypoplastic and have abnormal vessels that cause respiratory insufficiency and persistent pulmonary hypertension with high mortality. About one third of cases have cardiovascular malformations and lesser proportions have skeletal, neural, genitourinary, gastrointestinal or other defects. CDH can be a component of Pallister-Killian, Fryns, Ghersoni-Baruch, WAGR, Denys-Drash, Brachman-De Lange, Donnai-Barrow or Wolf-Hirschhorn syndromes. Some chromosomal anomalies involve CDH as well. The incidence is

  4. Bochdalek's diaphragmatic hernia

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    Kuckein, D.

    1984-03-01

    Bochdalek's diaphragmatic hernia (hernia through trigonum lumbocostale of diaphragm) may be demonstrated unequivocally via computerised tomography. An additional scan in prone position is recommended. In this way, not only the relationship of the hernia to the diaphragm can be shown but also the diaphragmatic gap (trigonum lumbocostale). In some cases sagittal image reconstruction is helpful to identify the hernia.

  5. Bochdalek Hernia with Adult Diaphragmatic Agenesis

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    Erkan Akar

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available    Diaphragmatic hernia arises from pleuro-peritoneal membranes inability to close pericardioperitoneal membranes. Diaphragmatic defect may be located in esophageal hiatus (hiatal hernia, nearby the hiatus (paraesophageal, retrosternal (Morgagni or posterolateral (Bochdalek. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH diagnosed after neonatal period are defined as late presenting CDH. This group of patients consist 5-31% of CDHs and lead to diagnostic difficulties. A case of adult type Bochdalek hernia who was admitted to our clinic with respiratory problems and recognized late with the absence of left diaphragm was discussed in the light of clinical and surgical methods.

  6. Imaging of congenital diaphragmatic hernias

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    Taylor, George A.; Estroff, Judy A. [Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology, Children' s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA (United States); Atalabi, Omolola M. [Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology, Children' s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA (United States); The College of Medicine/University College Hospital, Ibadan (Nigeria)

    2009-01-15

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are complex and life-threatening lesions that are not just anatomic defects of the diaphragm, but represent a complex set of physiologic derangements of the lung, the pulmonary vasculature, and related structures. Imaging plays an increasingly important role in the care of these infants. Prenatal sonography and MRI have allowed early and accurate identification of the defect and associated anomalies. These tools have also been the key to defining the degree of pulmonary hypoplasia and to predicting neonatal survival and need for aggressive respiratory rescue strategies. In the postnatal period, conventional radiography supplemented by cross-sectional imaging in selected cases can be very useful in sorting out the differential diagnosis of intrathoracic masses, in the detection of associated anomalies, and in the management of complications. Understanding the pathogenesis of diaphragmatic defects, the underlying physiologic disturbances, and the strengths and limitations of current imaging protocols is essential to the effective and accurate management of these complex patients. (orig.)

  7. Giant congenital diaphragmatic hernia in an adult

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    2014-01-01

    Bochdalek hernia is the most common type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It appears frequently in infants but rarely in adults. We present the case of a 50-year-old female han patient with tremendous left-sided congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia (Bochdalek hernia) who also has a pair of supernumerary breasts and pulmonary hypoplasia of the lower-left lobe. The patient had an experience of misdiagnosis and she was treated for bronchitis for one year until being admitted to our hospital. This case study emphasizes the rare presentation of Bochdalek hernia in adults and the necessity of high clinical attention to similar cases. PMID:24512974

  8. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in identical twins

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    Mustafa T Gurbaz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH, Bochdalek type is rarely seen in both members of identical twins. Herein, we report a 37 weeks′ twins with CDH along with a brief review of the literature. Both the neonates survived.

  9. Congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia : pathophysiological studies and clinical picture

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    A.P. Bos (Albert)

    1993-01-01

    textabstractCongenital diaphragmatic hernias are classified according to the location of the defect: posterolateral hernia with or without a sac (Bochdalek-type), parasternal hernia through the foramen of Morgagni, central hernia, and diaphragmatic eventration. The so-called hiatal hernia has a

  10. Infants With Bochdalek Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Pober, Barbara R.; Lin, Angela; Russell, Meaghan; Ackerman, Kate G.; Chakravorty, Sharmila; Strauss, Bernarda; Westgate, Marie Noel; Wilson, Jay; Donahoe, Patricia K.; Holmes, Lewis B.

    2010-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a common and often devastating birth defect. In order to learn more about possible genetic causes, we reviewed and classified 203 cases of the Bochdalek hernia type identified through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Active Malformation Surveillance Program over a 28-year period. Phenotypically, 55% of the cases had isolated CDH, and 45% had complex CDH defined as CDH in association with additional major malformations or as part of a syndrome. When classified according to likely etiology, 17% had a Recognized Genetic etiology for their CDH, while the remaining 83% had No Apparent Genetic etiology. Detailed analysis using this largest cohort of consecutively collected cases of CDH showed low precurrence among siblings. Additionally, there was no concordance for CDH among five monozygotic twin pairs. These findings, in conjunction with previous reports of de novo dominant mutations in patients with CDH, suggest that new mutations may be an important mechanism responsible for CDH. The twin data also raise the possibility that epigenetic abnormalities contribute to the development of CDH. PMID:16094667

  11. Diaphragmatic hernia in horse: case report

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    Augusto Jose Savioli de Almeida Sampaio

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The diaphragmatic hernia is a rare cause of colic in equine and may be congenital or acquired. The intestine is commonly involved in cases of diaphragmatic hernia, and clinical signs are related to the intestinal segment involved and the extension, obstruction may occur from a simple process to a strangulating. Often, clinical signs are characterized by acute abdominal whit severe pain, dyspnea and tachypnea. The diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia can be difficult, and in most cases only is established during surgery or at necropsy. This paper reports a diaphragmatic hernia case in a quarter horse stallion, with 14 years of age showing acute abdominal signs. The clinical examination showed tachycardia, tachypnea and absence of intestinal motility. Turbidity, increase of leukocytes and protein was observed in the analysis of peritoneal fluid. Exploratory laparotomy was performed, but due to the presence of hemorrhagic mesentery, intestinal ischemia, and irreducible incarceration of the jejunum in epiploic foramen, euthanasia was decided. Furthermore, at necropsy, was observed a diaphragmatic hernia with presence of the small intestine in the thorax.

  12. Difficult weaning in delayed onset diaphragmatic hernia

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    Ahmed Syed

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Diaphragmatic injuries are relatively rare and result from either blunt or penetrating trauma. Regardless of the mechanism, diagnosis is often missed and high index of suspicion is vital. The clinical signs associated with a diaphragmatic hernia can range from no outward signs to immediately life-threatening respiratory compromise. Establishing the clinical diagnosis of diaphragmatic injuries (DI can be challenging as it is often clinically occult. Accurate diagnosis is critical since missed DI may result in grave sequelae due to herniation and strangulation of displaced intra-abdominal organs. We present a case of polytrauma with rib fracture and delayed appearance of diaphragmatic hernia manifesting as difficult weaning from ventilatory support.

  13. A review of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Marlow, Jay; Thomas, Joseph

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a simple diaphragmatic defect that is seen frequently in antenatal scans. Though the surgical repair is relatively easy in the neonate, the mortality is high due to pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary vascular changes. Materials and Methods: The goals of prenatal imaging are to establish the diagnosis. Assessment in a tertiary scanning center would identify prognostic factors which assist in counselling and planning antenatal manage...

  14. Right sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A rare case report

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    Amit Narkhed, Shrikhande DY, Prasant Nigwekar, Santosh Yadav, Haresh Kasodariya

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A diaphragmatic hernia is defined as a communication between abdominal and thoracic cavity with or without abdominal contents in the thorax. The true incidence of Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is 1 in 5000 live births while right side diaphragmatic hernia (15% is rare comparing to left side diaphragmatic hernia (85% because liver plugs the opening. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia typically refers to Bochdalek form, other forms are rarer. Despite advances in neonatal intensive care, congenital diaphragmatic hernia is associated with high mortality and morbidity. The posterolateral right congenital DH is a rare diaphragmatic defect. Females are twice affected than that of males. The symptoms are non characteristic and patients with this disease maybe without symptoms for a long period. The main tool for diagnosis of congenital DH is radiography. Surgical correction is required.

  15. Diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as pleural effusion

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    Z Nalladaru

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Rupture of the diaphragm is almost always due to major trauma. We present here an unusual and rare case of late presentation of diaphragmatic hernia after an innocuous injury. The patient was initially misdiagnosed as a left pleural effusion on the basis of chest X-ray and ultrasound findings. Finally, the diagnosis was confirmed on computerized scanning.

  16. Diaphragmatic Hernia Masquerading as Pleural Effusion

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    A 40-year-old man slipped and fell against the edge of his bath tub. He presented to a clinic where he was ... Surgical repair for delayed presentation of diaphragmatic hernias is best dealt with the thoracic approach. ... in the diaphragm was small, we repaired it with direct closure. Other techniques for closure of the defect ...

  17. Epidemiology of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in Europe

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    McGivern, Mark R.; Best, Kate E.; Rankin, Judith

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Published prevalence rates of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) vary. This study aims to describe the epidemiology of CDH using data from high-quality, population-based registers belonging to the European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (EUROCAT). METHODS: Cases of CDH...

  18. Posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia with small-bowel incarceration ...

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    Bochdalek hernia (BH), a closing defect of the peripheral posterior aspect of the diaphragm, is the most common of the congenital diaphragmatic hernias and is usually diagnosed in neonates. Symptomatic presentation of a right-sided diaphragmatic hernia in an adult is unusual. Owing to their rarity and varied presentation, ...

  19. Laparoscopic repair of Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia in infants ...

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    Congenital retrosternal diaphragmatic hernia is rare in children. Morgagni hernias account for 1–6% of all surgically corrected diaphragmatic hernias [1,2]. Numer- ous approaches ... abdominal wall through the middle of the posterior edge of the defect using a .... Chest infection with Down's syndrome. Chest radiograph. 50.

  20. Diaphragmatic hernia in a goat - Case report

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    Ana Luisa Alves Marques

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. Marques A.L.A., Simões S.V.D., Miranda Neto E.G., Silva T.R. & Aguiar G.M.N. [Diaphragmatic hernia in a goat - Case report.] Hérnia diafragmática em caprino - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 36(3:277-280, 21014. Pós-Graduação em Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus de Patos, Patos-Paraíba, Av. Universitá- ria, s/n, Patos, PB 58700-000, Brasil. E-mail: analuisa_vet@hotmail.com Diaphragmatic hernias are caused by a failure in the diaphragm and consequent protrusion of viscera freely or partially strangled the abdominal cavity to the thorax. This paper reports a case of sudden death two days after parturition in Boer goat associated with diaphragmatic hernia. The animal, after moving, showed exercise intolerance, dyspnea, salivation and ortopneic position, dying within hours. Necropsy findings revealed a hole in the continuity of the diaphragm near its left ventrolateral intercostal insertion with the protrusion of reticulum into thoracic cavity. The diaphragmatic muscle rupture may have occurred as a result of the pressure caused by the gravid uterus during parturition. It was considered the permanence of the animal in an area with a slope and the possibility of a congenital weakness or failure in the diaphragm. Dyspnea, ortopneic posture and the presence of clots in the two heart chambers during necropsy show that there was severe impairment of cardiorespiratory function. Although rare, diaphragmatic hernias should be considered in the differential diagnosis of respiratory and abdominal diseases unresponsive to treatment.

  1. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; masquarding as hydropneumothorax

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    RP Yadav

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia occurs in about 1 in 3000 births among which over 90% of the patients will be diagnosed either antenatally or will present with respiratory distress in the first few hours of life and about 5% to 30% of diaphragmatic hernias present beyond the neonatal period. The extent of herniation of abdominal viscera into the thorax may vary, leading to acute or intermittent symptoms. The inappropriate insertion of a chest drain, although relieving the symptoms temporarily, may result in serious consequences by damaging intrathoracic abdominal viscera. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2013, Vol-9, No-3, 54-56 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v9i3.10223   

  2. Intrathoracic Testicular Ectopia in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Mehran Hiradfar

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a defect in the diaphragm through which intra-abdominal and retroperitoneal organs may pass. However, the presence of the testis in the thoracic cavity is rare. Here, we describe a case of left-sided Bochdalek CDH with herniation of the left testis through the defect into the thorax, which was managed successfully by primary orchiopexy.

  3. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias: Retrospective analysis

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    J.P.A. Sousa

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Aims: This study classifies cases of traumatic diaphragmatic hernias (TDH in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU of the Coimbra University Hospitals (HUC from 1990 to 2004. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 34 cases of TDH, studying anatomical location, place and time of diagnosis, complementary tests aiding diagnosis, herniated organs, associated traumatism, morbidity and mortality. Results: Twenty-eight male and six female patients with an average age of 40.5 years ± 20.5, average SAPS score 38.8. Average lenght of stay was 19.1 ± 13.6 days, all suffered from closed traumatism and were put on artificial ventilation. The left-side diaphragm was more frequently affected (94.1% then the right. Diagnosis in 19 cases was made up in the first six hours following the diagnosis of traumatism, in four cases within 12 hours and in the remaining cases between 48 hours and 16 years after traumatism. In 13 patients the diagnosis was established intra-operatively. The stomach was typically one of the herniated organs. The most frequently associated lesions at the thoracic level were pulmonary contusion, haemothorax and pneumothorax, and at the abdominal level, haemoperitoneum and splenic lesion. The rates for complications and mortality were 55.8% and 11.7% respectively. Conclusions: TDH mainly occurs on the left side through closed thoraco-abdominal trauma following road traffic accidents. This group of patients, on average younger than others admitted to ICU, presents a longer average hospitalisation period, but has lower rates of mortality and lower SAPS severity scores. The most commonly herniated organ was the stomach and the most frequently encountered lesions were cranial-encephalic, splenic and pleural traumatisms. Pre-operative diagnosis of diaphragmatic injuries is difficult and a high index of clinical suspicion is needed after thoracoabdominal trauma. This diagnosis should always be considered a possibility in

  4. Missed Diagnosis of a Delayed Diaphragmatic Hernia as Intestinal ...

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    The hernia was reduced, gangrenous segment resected with end to end anastomosis, and repair of diaphragmatic rent done. He had an uneventful recovery and follow up. There is the need to maintain high index of suspicion of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia (TDH) in a patient with recent or previous thoraco-abdominal ...

  5. Posterolateral Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia in adults.

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    Garófano-Jerez, José Maximiliano; López-González, Juan de Dios; Valero-González, Ma Angeles; Valenzuela-Barranco, Manuel

    2011-09-01

    Bochdalek hernias (BHs) are produced in the posterolateral area of the diaphragm. They are generally congenital, appearing in childhood, but are also detected in asymptomatic adult patients seeking medical attention for other reasons. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used for the correct diagnosis of the hernia type and for its localization, facilitating its management and the choice of treatment. We describe three cases of Bochdalek hernia, two on the right side and one bilateral, which was larger on the right than left side. All of these hernias contained only omental fat. In one patient, the right kidney was adjacent to the diaphragmatic defect but remained within the abdomen. The patients showed no symptoms and were not surgically treated. Examination by multislice CT with the possibility of coronal and sagittal reconstruction should be considered the standard method for diagnosing this entity. MRI in T1 is highly valuable to evaluate fat-containing chest lesions. The incidental finding of BH in asymptomatic adults is increasing, thanks to the wider application of new imaging techniques.

  6. Iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia in infants: Potentially catastrophic when overlooked

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    Yousef El-Gohary

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Acquired diaphragmatic hernias are a rare occurrence. They can result from blunt, penetrating or inadvertent iatrogenic injury. When overlooked they can potentially be catastrophic. We report a case of iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia in a six-month old infant presenting with acute respiratory distress as a result of strangulated bowel herniating into the left hemithorax caused from a traumatic chest tube insertion in the neonatal period.

  7. Delayed presentation of blunt traumatic diaphragmatic hernia: A ...

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    We report a case of blunt traumatic diaphragmatic hernia in a 39-year-old man presenting 10 years after the initial abdomino-thoracic injury sustained in a road traffic accident. He had herniation of the spleen and stomach. Through a left thoracotomy, the herniated organs were reduced and diaphragmatic defect closed with ...

  8. Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A diagnostic dilemma

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    Dinesh Gurung

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are commonly symptomatic within 24 hours after birth, but late presentation is not uncommon. Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia poses diagnostic difficulties as clinical picture are vague, and more commonly presented with non-specific gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms. Due to the vague and non-specific clinical presentation, clinician faces a diagnostic dilemma resulting in delay in diagnosis and many a times an inappropriate management. This article reports 2 cases of late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia (over the period of 6 months from September 2014 to February 2015 in National Institute of Disease of Chest and Hospital (NIDCH. In first case, she was diagnosed as right-sided tubercular pleural effusion and was treated with CAT-1 anti-tubercular therapy for 6 months without any clinical improvement. Later CT scan of chest was done and diagnosed as a case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The second case was diagnosed as a left-sided hydropneumothorax and treated with left tube thoracostomy. During removal of the intercostal chest tube, some fatty tissue was pulled out of the thoracostomy site. In NIDCH, she was diagnosed as a case of diaphragmatic hernia by barium follow-through. Both cases were diagnosed as Bochdalek hernia during the repair of the hernia defect via thoracotomy.

  9. Laparoscopic repair of late presenting congenital Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Ray, Udipta; Maity, Bikramjit; SenGupta, Tamal Kanti; Chattopadhyay, Sankar Das; Gupta, Naveen Kumar

    2011-06-01

    Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia is a common congenital anomaly presenting in the neonatal period and managed by open surgical procedures. Late presentation is usually associated with better prognosis. Here a case of a 10 years old boy presenting with Bochdalek hernia, managed primarily by laparoscopic approach is reported.

  10. Laparoscopic repair of Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia in children ...

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    Minimal invasive surgery allows for excellent visualisation of the diaphragm, and is increasingly used for the repair of diaphragmatic hernias in children. This report describes laparoscopic repairs between 2001 and 2007 of four Morgagni hernias in children. All defects were treated successfully using the laparoscopic ...

  11. Late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Raashid Hamid

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: This study was undertaken to highlight the clinical profile, misdiagnosis, surgical treatment,and prognosis of late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH cases in a tertiary level hospital. Patients and Methods: This retrospective study included all the babies and children >1 month of age with CDH who were admitted in our Hospital (Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India during the period between January 2008 and December 2013. Babies with age <1 month were excluded from the study. Data regarding clinical profile, operative records, and follow-up was reviewed and analysed statistically. Results: A total of 20 patients were included in this study. The clinical picture ranged from respiratory distress (13 patients to non-specific gastrointestinal complaints (5 patients. In two patients, CDH was misdiagnosed as pneumothorax and had got chest tube inserted in other hospitals before referral to this tertiary care centre. In 14 patients chest, X-ray revealed the diagnosis of CDH and in remaining five patients (including the two patients with misdiagnosis further investigations were undertaken to establish the diagnosis. Age ranged from 45 days to 17 years with an average age of 58.9 months. There were 12 male and 8 female patients. In all the 20 patients, surgical procedures were undertaken with the retrieval of herniated contents from the thoracic cavity and repair of the diaphragmatic defect. There was no mortality in our series. All the 20 patients were followed-up for a period ranging from 6 months to 5 years (median 3.1 years. Conclusions: Late-presenting CDH can have diverse clinical presentation. Late diagnosis and misdiagnosis can result in significant morbidity and potential mortality if these cases are not managed properly at an appropriate stage. Outcome is favourable if these patients are expeditiously identified and surgically repaired.

  12. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia with Delayed Presentation

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    Alireza Malekzadegan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is caused due to abnormal formation of the muscular parts of diaphragm. The incidence of CDH in common births ranges from 1/25000 to 1/30000. Pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension are factors that associate with the increase of mortality and morbidity due to CDH. We presented a 68-year-old Iranian woman with abdominal pain and tenderness in right upper quadrant who was diagnosed as having CDH. The disease was detected using chest X-ray and chest and abdomen sonography and confirmed with chest and abdomen CT scan with and without oral contrast. A defect was revealed in posterolateral right diaphragm with omentum and transverse colon herniated through it. Right posterolateral thoracotomy was performed to cure the disease. CT and CXR were the two useful methods in diagnosis of CDH in this patient, although CDH detection prior to surgery is too challenging because of rare cases and different types of CDH. In order to improve clinical cares in adult CDH patients, investigating more cases and long term follow-up are recommended.

  13. Prenatal Surgery for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Jeff Ying-Kit Au-Yeung

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH has a mortality rate of up to 77% despite optimal pre- and postnatal care. Fetuses with liver herniation, a low lung-to-head ratio, and an early diagnosis before 24 weeks have a particularly poor prognosis. In utero open repair of these fetuses does not improve patient survival. The PLUG (Plug the Lung Until it Grows technique was reported to be able to reverse pulmonary hypoplasia in CDH. A foam plug or a titanium clip is used and the trachea can be unplugged using Ex Utero Intrapartum Tracheoplasty (EXIT at birth. Since hysterotomy causes premature labour, a video-fetoscopic intrauterine technique of tracheal occlusion called Fetendo-PLUG was developed. Compared to those who receive standard postnatal care or fetal tracheal occlusion via open hysterotomy, patients who undergo Fetendo-PLUG are reported to have a higher survival rate of 75% and fewer fetal and maternal complications. A recent refinement is to use a detachable balloon for intratracheal occlusion through a single 5 mm port under real-time ultrasound guidance. Without the need for neck dissection, injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerves and trachea and vocal cord paresis can be minimized. The result of this form of treatment for CDH is promising, but further refinement of fetal instrumentation and development of effective tocolytic drugs are still required.

  14. Bilateral Morgagni hernias association with left Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia: a very rare anomaly.

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    Niramis, Rangsan; Poocharoen, Wannisa; Watanatittan, Sukawat

    2008-10-01

    Morgagni hernia association with Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia is a very rare congenital anomaly. The authors reported a 2-year-and-2-month-old boy with Down syndrome who has a history of recurrent pneumonia over a one-year period. A chest film of the first admission at 6 months of age revealed only minimal pulmonary infiltration and normal findings of both sides of the diaphragm. The last investigations with chest films and CT scan were suggestive of sequestration of the right lung with left Morgagni and left Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernias. An exploratory laparotomy revealed bilateral Morgagni and left Bochdalek hernias with hernial sacs in all of the diaphragmatic defects. All of the hernial sacs were excised and the diaphragmatic defects were closed with 2-0 silk interruptedly. Postoperative course was uneventful and he was doing well during his follow-up at one year.

  15. Bochdalek Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult Sheep.

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    Williams, R D; Katz, M G; Fargnoli, A S; Kendle, A P; Mihalko, K L; Bridges, C R

    2016-06-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare condition. The aetiology of CDH is often unclear. In our case, a hollow mass was noted on MRI. Cardiac ejection fraction was diminished (47.0%) compared to 60.5% (average of 10 other normal animals, P hernia (Bochdalek type) was made when the sheep underwent surgery. The hernia was right-sided and contained the abomasum. Lung biopsy demonstrated incomplete development with a low number of bronchopulmonary segments and vessels. The likely cause of this hernia was genetic malformation. © 2015 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  16. Warfarin-Associated Diaphragmatic Hernia: An Unusual Diagnosis

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    Cristina Vilhena

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Fetal warfarin syndrome is a consequence of maternal intake of warfarin during pregnancy and comprises a wide range of manifestations, including some typical facial dysmorphologic features. The authors report a case of prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis of warfarin embryopathy in an obese woman on unsupervised warfarin prophylaxis at the 16th week of gestation. The fetus presented with facial dysmorphism, pectus excavatum, diaphragmatic hernia, and pulmonary hypoplasia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second reported case of warfarin-associated diaphragmatic hernia.

  17. Laparoscopic Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in Adults

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    Kumar, Satendra; Afaque, Yusuf; Bhartia, Abhishek Kumar; Bhartia, Vishnu Kumar

    2016-01-01

    Background, Aims, and Objectives. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia typically presents in childhood but in adults is extremely rare entity. Surgery is indicated for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients who are fit for surgery. It can be done by laparotomy, thoracotomy, thoracoscopy, or laparoscopy. With the advent of minimal access techniques, the open surgical repair for this hernia has decreased and results are comparable with early recovery and less hospital stay. The aim of this study is to establish that laparoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a safe and effective modality of surgical treatment. Materials and Methods. A retrospective study of laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repair done during May 2011 to Oct 2014. Total n = 13 (M/F: 11/2) cases of confirmed diaphragmatic hernia on CT scan, 4 cases Bochdalek hernia (BH), 8 cases of left eventration of the diaphragm (ED), and one case of right-sided eventration of the diaphragm (ED) were included in the study. Largest defect found on the left side was 15 × 6 cm and on the right side it was 15 × 8 cm. Stomach, small intestine, transverse colon, and omentum were contents in the hernial sac. The contents were reduced with harmonic scalpel and thin sacs were usually excised. The eventration was plicated and hernial orifices were repaired with interrupted horizontal mattress sutures buttressed by Teflon pieces. A composite mesh was fixed with nonabsorbable tackers. All patients had good postoperative recovery and went home early with normal follow-up and were followed up for 2 years. Conclusion. The laparoscopic repair is a safe and effective modality of surgical treatment for congenital diaphragmatic hernia in experienced hands. PMID:28074156

  18. Laparoscopic Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in Adults

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    Sanjay Kumar Saroj

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background, Aims, and Objectives. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia typically presents in childhood but in adults is extremely rare entity. Surgery is indicated for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients who are fit for surgery. It can be done by laparotomy, thoracotomy, thoracoscopy, or laparoscopy. With the advent of minimal access techniques, the open surgical repair for this hernia has decreased and results are comparable with early recovery and less hospital stay. The aim of this study is to establish that laparoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a safe and effective modality of surgical treatment. Materials and Methods. A retrospective study of laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repair done during May 2011 to Oct 2014. Total n=13 (M/F: 11/2 cases of confirmed diaphragmatic hernia on CT scan, 4 cases Bochdalek hernia (BH, 8 cases of left eventration of the diaphragm (ED, and one case of right-sided eventration of the diaphragm (ED were included in the study. Largest defect found on the left side was 15 × 6 cm and on the right side it was 15 × 8 cm. Stomach, small intestine, transverse colon, and omentum were contents in the hernial sac. The contents were reduced with harmonic scalpel and thin sacs were usually excised. The eventration was plicated and hernial orifices were repaired with interrupted horizontal mattress sutures buttressed by Teflon pieces. A composite mesh was fixed with nonabsorbable tackers. All patients had good postoperative recovery and went home early with normal follow-up and were followed up for 2 years. Conclusion. The laparoscopic repair is a safe and effective modality of surgical treatment for congenital diaphragmatic hernia in experienced hands.

  19. Computer tomographic and sonographic diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernias

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    Kurtz, B.; Koenig, H.; Walter, E.

    1983-11-01

    The diagnosis of supra diaphragmatic masses, particularly Morgagni's, Larrey's or Bochdalek's hernia was rarely possible by conventional methods. By using sonography and more particularly, computed tomography, these hernias can be distinguished from other masses in the region of the diaphragms. Their characteristic appearances and the diagnostic procedures are described. Invasive procedures, such as diagnostic pneumoperitoneum, are no longer necessary.

  20. Redefining outcomes in right congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Fisher, Jason C; Jefferson, Rashida A; Arkovitz, Marc S; Stolar, Charles J H

    2008-02-01

    Available data comparing the management and outcome of right-sided (R-CDH) vs left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (L-CDH) are inconsistent. Large-volume CDH studies are limited by small numbers of R-CDH or are confounded by compilations from multiple institutions with multiple treatment strategies. Consequently, they are underpowered to draw conclusions. To define the behavior and outcomes of R-CDH better, we report the largest single-institution series of R-CDH and ask if factors traditionally linked to poor prognosis in L-CDH were applicable to R-CDH. We reviewed a single institution's experience with 267 consecutive evaluable neonates with unilateral CDH repaired from 1990 to 2006, with specific focus on R-CDH. chi(2) tests were performed for disease-related categorical variables. Two-tailed unpaired t tests were used for continuous variables. Factors associated with morbidity and survival were determined by univariate regression. Statistical significance was set at P .05). Among R-CDHs, prenatal diagnosis was the only factor to predict survival by univariate regression (P < .01). Use of a prosthesis in the diaphragm (P < .05) for R-CDH repair correlated with morbidity. Although previous reports suggest that associated anomalies, need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and time to repair can influence L-CDH survival, these data do not support extrapolation to R-CDH survival. Right-sided CDH carries a disproportionately high morbidity and mortality. Prenatal diagnosis was the only factor predictive of R-CDH survival. Morbidity may correlate with use of prosthetic material for R-CDH repair. Right-sided CDH is a unique disease that may require a modified antenatal consultation.

  1. Diaphragmatic hernia: diagnostic approaches with review of the literature

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    Eren, Suat [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey)]. E-mail: suateren@atauni.edu.tr; Ciris, Fahri [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, 25240 Erzurum (Turkey)

    2005-06-01

    Because surgical repair is indicated for the treatment of diaphragmatic hernia (DH), preoperative imaging of the diaphragmatic defect, hernia content, and associated complications with other organ's pathologies is important. While various techniques can be used on imaging of DHs, selection of the most effective but the least invasive technique will present the most accurate findings about DH, and will facilitate the management of DH. We reviewed the diaphragmatic hernia types associated with our cases, and we discussed the preferred imaging modalities for different DHs with review of the literature. We evaluated the imaging findings of 21 DH cases. They were Morgagni's hernia (n = 4), Bochdalek hernia (n = 2), iatrogenic DH (n = 4), traumatic DH (n = 6), and hiatal hernia (n = 5). Although its limited findings on DH and indirect findings about the diaphragmatic rupture, plain radiography is firstly preferred technique on DH. We found that ultrasound (US) is a useful tool on DH, on traumatic DH cases especially. Not only it shows diaphragmatic continuity and herniated organs, but also it reveals associated abdominal organ's pathologies. Computed tomography (CT) scan is most effective in many DH cases. It shows the herniated abdominal organs together with complications, such as intestinal strangulation, haemothorax, and rib fractures. We stressed that Multislice CT scan with coronal and sagittal reformatted images is the most effective and useful imaging technique on DH. With high sensitivity for soft tissue, MR imaging may be performed in the selected patients, on the late presenting DH cases or on the cases of the diagnosis still in doubt especially.

  2. Repair of an acquired diaphragmatic hernia with surgical mesh in a foal.

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    Kolus, Cheryl R; MacLeay, Jennifer M; Hackett, Eileen S

    2017-02-01

    A foal born with assisted delivery developed rib fractures and a diaphragmatic hernia. The hernia was repaired using surgical mesh. The filly was healthy 42 months later. Dystocia is a risk factor for rib fractures and traumatic acquired diaphragmatic herniation. Surgical mesh repair is an option for diaphragmatic defects.

  3. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the impact of embryological studies

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    A. Kluth (Antje); B. Tander (Burak); M. von Ekesparre (Martin); D. Tibboel (Dick); W. Lambrecht (Wolfgang)

    1995-01-01

    textabstractIn recent years, a substantial research effort within the specialty of pediatric surgery has been devoted to improving our knowledge of the natural history and pathophysiology of congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH) and pulmonary hypoplasia (PH). However, the embryological background

  4. Lung eicosanoids in perinatal rats with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    H. IJsselstijn (Hanneke); F.J. Zijlstra (Freek); J.P.M. van Dijk; J.C. de Jongste (Johan); D. Tibboel (Dick)

    1997-01-01

    textabstractAbnormal levels of pulmonary eicosanoids have been reported in infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH) and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We hypothesized that a dysbalance of vasoconstrictive and vasodilatory eicosanoids is involved in PPH in CDH patients. The levels

  5. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia with Familial Occurrence in a Taiwanese Pedigree

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    Dah-Ching Ding

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a developmental defect that accounts for 8% of all major congenital anomalies and is associated with a high mortality rate despite optimal postnatal treatment. Its etiology is uncertain. We report a case of familial CDH in a Taiwanese family. We believe autosomal recessive inheritance is the possible genetic etiology of CDH in this family.

  6. Post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernias – importance of basic ...

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    May 2, 2013 ... The chest radiograph is the single most important investigation required when a post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is suspected. A delay while waiting for further special investigations often translates into morbidity and mortality. Case report. A 57-year-old man had a history of blunt abdominal trauma.

  7. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Occupational Therapy: A Case Report

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    Bates, Angela C.

    2011-01-01

    This case report describes occupational therapy (OT) intervention in an outpatient setting and outcomes for a child diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) from 4 to 28 months of age. There is little information on therapy intervention and outcomes of children who have survived. The patient is a white male, born at 35 weeks gestation…

  8. Intrathoracic splenosis secondary to previous penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma diagnosed during delayed diaphragmatic hernia repair

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    Aktekin, Ali; Gürleyik, Günay; Arman, Alper; Pekcan, Hüseyin; Sağlam, Abdullah

    2006-01-01

    .... We have intraoperatively recognized that many pieces of splenic tissue have been herniated through a diaphragmatic defect, and formed intrathoracic splenosis. We repaired the diaphragmatic hernia defect after excision of fragments of the spleen.

  9. Congenital cranial ventral abdominal hernia, peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia and sternal cleft in a 4-year-old multiparous pregnant queen

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    Case summary Cranial ventral midline hernias, most often congenital, can be associated with other congenital abnormalities, such as sternal, diaphragmatic or cardiac malformations. A 4-year-old multiparous queen with a substernal hernia was admitted for evaluation of a mammary mass. During CT examination, a bifid sternum, the abdominal hernia containing the intestines, spleen, omentum, three fetuses, a mammary mass and an incidental peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia were identified. S...

  10. Massive Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia in adult with hypoplastic lung.

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    Karamustafaoglu, Yekta Altemur; Yoruk, Yener; Kuzucuoglu, Mustafa; Yanik, Fazli

    2015-05-01

    Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia is generally congenital and rarely diagnosed incidentally in adults. A 21-year-old man presented with a diaphragmatic hernia suspected during routine examination. Chest radiography showed the colon and small intestine herniating into the left hemithorax and the ileocecal appendix in the superior thoracic apertura. We performed a thoracoabdominal incision and the stomach, omentum, colon, and small intestine were retracted back into the abdomen. The diaphragm was repaired with Prolene mesh following adhesiolysis. Two months later, there was no recurrence but no lung expansion. The space was filled with effusion, but the patient had no complaints. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  11. [Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of retrosternal anterior diaphragmatic hernia in an adult man].

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    Dancewicz, Maciej; Kowalewski, Janusz; Kusiak, Iwona; Pepliński, Janusz; Szabo-Moskal, Jadwiga

    2006-01-01

    The study presents a case report of a retrosternal anterior diaphragmatic hernia in a 46-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, nausea, dyspnoea and treated previously as for chronic pancreatitis. A strong suspicion of the diaphragmatic hernia was generated after chest radiograph. However, the exact diagnosis of the Morgagni hernia was established by magnetic resonance imaging. The hernia was repaired through thoracic incision. The postoperative course proved uneventful: the patient was discharged from the hospital 10 days after surgical intervention.

  12. Correspondence: predictors of prognosis in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Full Text Available Dear Editor,We read with great interest the article by Granjo Morais et al. published in the latest issue of your journal and found it very useful. First, we would like to commend the authors for their endeavor. We have the following comments regarding the methodological issues and unit practices in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH which require further clarification by the authors for the benefit of the readers of JPNIM. This corrispondence refers to the following article:Granjo Morais C, Rocha G, Flor-de-Lima F, Éden P, Fragoso AC, Guimarães H. Predictors of prognosis in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: experience of 12 years. J Pediatr Neonat Individual Med. 2017;6(1:e060126. doi: 10.7363/060126.Authors’ reply can be found in the following article:Granjo Morais C, Rocha G, Flor-de-Lima F, Éden P, Fragoso AC, Guimarães H. Correspondence: predictors of prognosis in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia – Authors’ reply. J Pediatr Neonat Individual Med. 2017;6(1:e060140. doi: 10.7363/060140.

  13. Our Incidence of Diaphragmatic Hernia Detected with MDCT in the Past Two Years

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    Full Text Available Aim: Diaphragmatic hernia develops as a result of extension of the intraabdominal organs to the thorax from a diaphragmatic defect which may be either a congenital fusion defect or subsequently formed defect(iatrojenic or traumatic. The diagnosis of symptomatic or asymptomatic diaphragmatic hernia can be easily done with the cross-sectional imaging, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT devices our aim in this study is to investigate diaphragmatic hernia incidence diagnosed by MDCT retrospectively. Methods: An experienced radiologist retrospectively evaluated MDCT results of 1000 patients to whom thorax and abdominal computed tomography was done due to chest and abdominal discomfort or trauma during the last 2 years. Results: According to our results, out of 1000 patients, 77 (7.7% patients had different types of diaphragmatic hernia the most common herniation was hiatal hernia which was seen in 54 patients. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (n=21 and traumatic diaphragmatic hernia (n=2 were observed also. Conclusion: Diaphragmatic hernia diagnosis could be made easily with extensive use of MDCT in which multi-planar imaging can be taken.

  14. Blood vessels and airway development in normal and congenital diaphragmatic hernia lungs

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    2002-01-01

    textabstractThe phenotypic expression of congenital diaphragmatic hernia results in major difficulties to standardize the treatment and the order of treatment modalities in the individual patient. As a result even today the treatment of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia is "trial and

  15. What have we learned about traumatic diaphragmatic hernias in children?

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    Ramos, C T; Koplewitz, B Z; Babyn, P S; Manson, P S; Ein, S H

    2000-04-01

    Diaphragmatic injuries have been reported to be a predictor of serious associated injuries in trauma and a marker of severity. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify pitfalls in the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries in children. Data were collected from all patients admitted to the trauma service with traumatic diaphragmatic hernias for the period of January 1977 to August 1998. The authors evaluated 15 cases of traumatic diaphragmatic rupture (6 girls and 9 boys). Mean age was 7.5 years (range, 3 weeks to 15 years). Thirteen patients suffered from blunt trauma, and 2 patients suffered from penetrating trauma. The right and left hemidiaphragms were injured equally (7 patients each), with 1 additional patient suffering from bilateral injuries. All but 1 patient had laparotomies for trauma (n = 14). The diagnosis was made preoperatively in 8 patients (53%) with just a chest radiograph. Computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and oral contrast studies were used as ancillary tests to diagnose traumatic diaphragmatic rupture. There were 3 missed injuries. Associated injuries included liver lacerations (47%), pelvic fractures (47%), major vessels tear (40%), bowel perforations (33%), long bone fractures (20%), renal lacerations (20%), splenic lacerations (13%), and closed head injuries (13%). The mean hospital stay was 20 days (range, 7 to 60 days). Complications were observed most commonly in those patients with multiple injuries and included postoperative ileus (40%), pneumonia (30%), pancreatitis (20%), wound infection (20%), intestinal obstruction (20%), cholestasis (10%), and renal failure (6%). Five deaths (33%) were caused by hemorrhagic shock, respiratory failure, coagulopathy, and refractory acidosis. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias usually are associated with serious injuries in children. It is important to combine a high index of suspicion with radiological diagnostic tests in patients at risk. Palpation and

  16. Comparison of Radiography and Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of Diaphragmatic Hernia in Bovines

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    Hakim Athar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study was conducted on 101 animals suffering from thoracoabdominal disorders; out of which twenty seven animals (twenty six buffaloes and one cow were diagnosed with diaphragmatic hernia based on clinical signs, radiography, ultrasonography, and left flank laparorumenotomy. Radiography alone confirmed diaphragmatic hernia in 18 cases (66.67% with a sac-like structure cranial to the diaphragm. In 15 animals the sac contained metallic densities while in three cases a sac-like structure with no metallic densities was present. Ultrasonography was helpful in confirming diaphragmatic hernia in 23 cases (85.18% and ultrasonographically reticular motility was evident at the level of 4th/5th intercostal space in all the animals. B+M mode ultrasonography was used for the first time for diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia in bovines and the results suggested that ultrasonography was a reliable diagnostic modality for diaphragmatic hernia in bovines.

  17. Bochdalek-type Diaphragmatic Hernia Leading to High-grade Kidney Obstruction.

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    Dru, Christopher J; Josephson, David Y

    2016-11-01

    A 94-year-old female presented with sharp right flank pain. Imaging demonstrated herniation of the right renal pelvis and proximal ureter into a large diaphragmatic hernia. She underwent ureteral stent placement with resolution of her symptoms. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias can cause a variety of pulmonary, cardiac, and gastrointestinal symptoms. This is 1 of only 3 cases in the literature of unilateral kidney obstruction due to herniation of the renal pelvis and proximal ureter into a Bochdalek-type diaphragmatic hernia. Ureteral stenting is a good option to decompress the kidney. Hernia reduction and primary diaphragm repair remain the definitive treatment. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Delayed left traumatic diaphragmatic hernia repaired by laparoscopic surgery.

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    Asakage, N

    2011-11-01

    A 77-year-old man injured himself when he fell heavily on the left side of his chest. He had massive subcutaneous emphysema, bleeding, and left hemopneumothorax. He also fractured his seventh through tenth ribs; a fragment of the ninth rib was displaced into the thoracic cavity. The severity of the damage and the patient's pain was assessed using the Abbreviated Injury Scale 1990 (1998 update) as level 3. He was treated with conservative therapy and discharged on the 16 days after the injury. However, the following day, he had acute upper abdominal pain, his blood pressure dropped to 40 s, and he was readmitted. A chest CT showed the transverse colon was prolapsed in the thoracic cavity. The patient was diagnosed as having a delayed traumatic diapharagmatic hernia. A laparoscopic repair was performed. The rupture was classified as a IIIb-type diaphragmatic injury according to the Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma's classification system. It is believed that a fragment of a fractured rib that had been displaced in the thoracic cavity ruptured the diaphragm sharply. Since traumatic diapharagmatic hernia rarely occurs, it is relatively difficult to diagnose at the first examination. This condition has a high mortality rate because of the associated injuries. Surgery is the only treatment, but it should only be considered after a second examination. Herein, I report my experience with a case of delayed diaphragmatic hernia repaired by laparoscopic surgery. © 2011 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  19. Autopsy features in a newborn baby affected by a central congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Bolino, Giorgio; Gitto, Lorenzo; Serinelli, Serenella; Maiese, Aniello

    2015-03-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a congenital malformation of the diaphragm, resulting in the herniation of the abdominal organs into the thoracic cavity. The most common types of congenital diaphragmatic hernia are Bochdalek hernia (postero-lateral hernia), Morgagni hernia (anterior defect), and diaphragm eventration (abnormal displacement of part or all of an otherwise intact diaphragm into the chest cavity). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a life-threatening pathology in infants, and a major cause of death due to pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. We present a fatal case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a newborn. At the autopsy, a central defect of the diaphragm was found, 8 × 5 cm in size, that led to a herniation of the small intestine, the right lobe of the liver, and the right adrenal gland into the thorax. An esophageal atresia was associated with the congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The lungs showed severe hypoplasia and atelectasia. Physicians should pay attention to a prenatal diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in order to prevent newborn fatalities. © The Author(s) 2015 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  20. Assessment and reduction of diaphragmatic tension during hiatal hernia repair.

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    Bradley, Daniel Davila; Louie, Brian E; Farivar, Alexander S; Wilshire, Candice L; Baik, Peter U; Aye, Ralph W

    2015-04-01

    During hiatal hernia repair there are two vectors of tension: axial and radial. An optimal repair minimizes the tension along these vectors. Radial tension is not easily recognized. There are no simple maneuvers like measuring length that facilitate assessment of radial tension. The aims of this project were to: (1) establish a simple intraoperative method to evaluate baseline tension of the diaphragmatic hiatal muscle closure; and, (2) assess if tension is reduced by relaxing maneuvers and if so, to what degree. Diaphragmatic characteristics and tension were assessed during hiatal hernia repair with a tension gage. We compared tension measured after hiatal dissection and after relaxing maneuvers were performed. Sixty-four patients (29 M:35F) underwent laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. Baseline hiatal width was 2.84 cm and tension 13.6 dag. There was a positive correlation between hiatal width and tension (r = 0.55) but the strength of association was low (r (2) = 0.31). Four different hiatal shapes (slit, teardrop, "D", and oval) were identified and appear to influence tension and the need for relaxing incision. Tension was reduced by 35.8 % after a left pleurotomy (12 patients); by 46.2 % after a right crural relaxing incision (15 patients); and by 56.1 % if both maneuvers were performed (6 patients). Tension on the diaphragmatic hiatus can be measured with a novel device. There was a limited correlation with width of the hiatal opening. Relaxing maneuvers such as a left pleurotomy or a right crural relaxing incision reduced tension. Longer term follow-up will determine whether outcomes are improved by quantifying and reducing radial tension.

  1. Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Case report

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    Radović Saša V.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a defect of the diaphragm with the penetration of organs of the abdominal cavity into thorax. Localization and size of the defect of the diaphragm condition the time and range of clinical manifestation. The most common is unilateral, without hernia sac, located on the left side, through posterolateral opening of the diaphragm and with clinical manifestation during the neonatal period. Smaller subgroup consists of patients with presentation outside the neonatal period with anatomic defect on the right side as is the case with our patient. Case Outline. Female infant aged seven months was hospitalized because of repeated episodes of shortness of breath and cough, with lack of progress in body weight. The discomforts had been present for the previous two months with an inadequate response to bronchodilator and antibiotic therapy used. After clinical, radiographic, ultrasound and computed tomography treatment, the right-sided diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed, so surgical treatment followed. The defect of the diaphragm with hernia sac, through which the right lobe of the liver with visible line of entrapment, in the form of “hourglass”, is pushed into thoracic cavity, was intraoperatively identified. The reposition of the right lobe of the liver in the abdominal cavity along with reconstruction of the diaphragm using interrupted mattress sutures was performed. Conclusion. The late manifestation of CDH should be suspected in cases of inexplicable acute or chronic respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms with pathological radiography of the thorax. Accurate diagnosis and timely minimally invasive surgical intervention ensure an excellent prognosis.

  2. Atypical right diaphragmatic hernia (hernia of Morgagni, spigelian hernia and epigastric hernia in a patient with Williams syndrome: a case report

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    Rashid Farhan

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Williams syndrome is rare genetic disorder resulting in neurodevelopmental problems. Hernias of the foramen of Morgagni are rare diaphragmatic hernias and they mostly present on the right side, in the anterior mediastinum. They are usually asymptomatic and are difficult to diagnose, especially in patients with learning disabilities. Case presentation This 49-year-old woman with Williams syndrome, cognitive impairment and aortic stenosis presented to physicians with right-sided chest pain. She had previously undergone repair of her right spigelian and epigastric hernia. Her abdominal examination was unremarkable. Chest X-ray suggested right-sided diaphragmatic hernia and pleural effusion for which she received treatment. The computed tomography scan showed a diaphragmatic hernia with some collapse/consolidation of the adjacent lung. Furthermore, the patient had aortic stenosis and was high risk for anaesthesia (ASA grade 3. She underwent successful laparoscopic repair of her congenital diaphragmatic hernia leading to a quick and uneventful postoperative recovery. Conclusion These multiple hernias suggest that patients with Williams syndrome may have some connective tissue disorder which makes them prone to develop hernias especially associated with those parts of the body which may have intracavity pressure variations like the abdomen. Diaphragmatic hernia may be the cause of chest pain in these patients. A computed tomography scan helps in early diagnosis, and laparoscopic repair helps in prevention of further complications, and leads to quick recovery especially in patients with learning disabilities. In the presence of significant comorbidities, a less invasive operative procedure with quick recovery becomes advisable.

  3. The association between congenital diaphragmatic hernia and undescended testes.

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    Azarow, Kenneth S; Cusick, Robert; Wynn, Julia; Chung, Wendy; Mychaliska, George B; Crombleholme, Timothy M; Chung, Dai H; Lim, Foong Yen; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W; Aspelund, Gundrun; Arkovitz, Marc S

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    Undescended testes (UDT) is a common abnormality treated by pediatric surgeons. Embryological development of the genitourinary ridge is in close proximity with the pleuroperitoneal fold. The purpose of this paper is to describe the association between congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and UDT. As part of the DHREAMS (Diaphragmatic Hernia Research and Exploration: Advancing Molecular Science) study (www.cdhgenetics.com), all living children had tissue banked and analyzed for common genetic mutations and had a health assessment performed by telephone consultation with the parents at two years of age. The incidence of UDT was then compared to clinical and genetic findings previously identified. Sixty-five males had complete information from their 2year health assessment. Of these, twelve (18%) had a UDT repaired by the time of the 2year assessment. Of the twelve who had a repair, no child had a unilateral UDT which was contralateral to the side of the CDH. There were no differences in rate or number of mutations of any of the genes we checked as part of our study. It appears that a deficiency of diaphragm tissue may affect the first or transabdominal phase of the testicular descent, leading to an increased incidence of UDT. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Review of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia associated with pelvis fractures.

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    Wu, Dou; Liu, Qiang; Han, Shu-Feng

    2006-04-01

    To review the epidemiological feature, clinical and diagnostic data of post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia (TDH) associated with pelvis fracture reported in recent 10 years. A 10-year retrospective study was undertaken to analyze the incidence, diagnosis, management, morbidity and mortality of patients with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia associated with pelvis fractures. A total of 46 cases in our country were reviewed. The incidence of TDH associated with pelvis fractures was relatively rare and the diagnosis was often delayed or missed. A total of 72.34% of these patients were diagnosed as TDH associated with pelvis fractures after injury for 36 hours to 1 week. Although the trans-thorax approach was preferred for surgical closure in the acute phase, its mortality still reached 8.51%. TDH associated with pelvis fractures is difficult to be diagnosed because of its varied clinical and radiological signs and the patients may not present with symptoms for a long time after injury. In clinical, a high index of suspicion with appropriate examination is the mainstay of management, which can be helpful in prognosis.

  5. Comorbidity between Klinefelter syndrome and diaphragmatic hernia. A case report

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    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Intrathoracic cystic lesions have been diagnosed in a wide variety of age groups, and the increasing use of prenatal imaging studies has allowed detection of these defects even in utero.CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old pregnant woman in her second gestation, at 23 weeks of pregnancy, presented an ultrasound with evidence of a cystic anechoic image in the fet al left hemithorax. A morphological ultrasound examination performed at the hospital found that this cystic image measured 3.7 cm x 2.1 cm x 1.6 cm. Polyhydramnios was also present. At this time, the hypothesis of cystic adenomatoid malformation was raised. Fet al echocardiography showed only a dextroposed heart. Fet al magnetic resonance imaging produced an image compatible with a left diaphragmatic hernia containing the stomach and at least the first and second portions of the duodenum, left lobe of the liver, spleen, small intestine segments and portions of the colon. The stomach was greatly distended and the heart was shifted to the right. There was severe volume reduction of the left lung. Fet al karyotyping showed the chromosomal constitution of 47,XXY, compatible with Klinefelter syndrome. In our review of the literature, we found only one case of association between Klinefelter syndrome and diaphragmatic hernia.CONCLUSIONS: We believe that the association observed in this case was merely coincidental, since both conditions are relatively common. The chance of both events occurring simultaneously is estimated to be 1 in 1.5 million births.

  6. Comparison of Radiography and Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of Diaphragmatic Hernia in Bovines

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    The present study was conducted on 101 animals suffering from thoracoabdominal disorders; out of which twenty seven animals (twenty six buffaloes and one cow) were diagnosed with diaphragmatic hernia based on clinical signs, radiography, ultrasonography, and left flank laparorumenotomy. Radiography alone confirmed diaphragmatic hernia in 18 cases (66.67%) with a sac-like structure cranial to the diaphragm. In 15 animals the sac contained metallic densities while in three cases a sac-like stru...

  7. Analysis of lamb lung development with tracheal ligation in left posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia in cases and controls

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    Mahmoud Ashrafi; Masoud Jamshidi; Mahdi Fareed; Mohmmad Hosein Sanei

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    BACKGROUND: When we perform surgery in utero, lungs have an appropriate time to decrease magnitude of hypoplasia, with surgery in uterus. METHODS: Six time-dated single-fetus ewes were selected to induce diaphragmatic hernia. Fetal lambs were divided proportionally into 2 groups, namely group 1, diaphragmatic hernia and tracheal ligation (TL group), and group 2, diaphragmatic hernia only (NL group). Morphologic assessments (weight, volume, bronchiolar branching) and histological tests (l...

  8. Repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernias through umbilical skin incisions.

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    Uehara, Shuichiro; Usui, Noriaki; Kamiyama, Masafumi; Masahata, Kazunori; Nara, Keigo; Ueno, Takehisa; Soh, Hideki; Oue, Takaharu; Fukuzawa, Masahiro

    2013-05-01

    The use of thoracoscopy and laparoscopy in the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDHs) has been recently reported; however, the use of these procedures still remains controversial due to CO2 insufflation and limited working space. In addition, because of difficult techniques, it has not been widely accepted. Among CDH patients, mild cases whose lung is not hypoplastic, and not associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the neonate (PPHN) often develop small defects in the diaphragm that can be repaired using "direct closure." Because direct closure does not require as wide an operative field as that needed for patch closure, we repaired CDH through umbilical skin windows in two neonates with mild CDH to minimize the wounds. With the creation of additional radical small incisions, the surgeries were successfully performed without any intra- or postoperative complications, and the wounds were cosmetically pleasing. The repair of CDHs through umbilical skin windows is a feasible and useful approach in neonates with mild CDH.

  9. Prenatal imaging of a fetus with the rare combination of a right congenital diaphragmatic hernia and a giant omphalocele.

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    Nonaka, Ayasa; Hidaka, Nobuhiro; Kido, Saki; Fukushima, Kotaro; Kato, Kiyoko

    2014-11-01

    A co-existing right congenital diaphragmatic hernia and omphalocele is rare. We present images of a fetus diagnosed with this rare combination of anomalies. Early neonatal death occurred immediately after full-term birth due to severe respiratory insufficiency. In this case, disturbance of chest wall development due to the omphalocele rather than the diaphragmatic hernia was considered as the main cause of lung hypoplasia. Our experience suggests that caution should be exercised for severe respiratory insufficiency in a neonate with an omphalocele and diaphragmatic hernia, even in the absence of an intra-thoracic liver, one of the indicators of poor outcome for congenital diaphragmatic hernia. © 2014 Japanese Teratology Society.

  10. Fetoscopic tracheal occlusion for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia: retrospective study

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    Angélica de Fátima de Assunção Braga

    Full Text Available Abstract Background and objectives: The temporary fetal tracheal occlusion performed by fetoscopy accelerates lung development and reduces neonatal mortality. The aim of this paper is to present an anesthetic experience in pregnant women, whose fetuses have diaphragmatic hernia, undergoing fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO. Method: Retrospective, descriptive study, approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee. Data were obtained from medical and anesthetic records. Results: FETO was performed in 28 pregnant women. Demographic characteristics: age 29.8 ± 6.5; weight 68.64 ± 12.26; ASA I and II. Obstetric: IG 26.1 ± 1.10 weeks (in FETO; 32.86 ± 1.58 (reversal of occlusion; 34.96 ± 2.78 (delivery. Delivery: cesarean section, vaginal delivery. Fetal data: Weight (g in the occlusion and delivery times, respectively (1045.82 ± 222.2 and 2294 ± 553; RPC in FETO and reversal of occlusion: 0.7 ± 0.15 and 1.32 ± 0.34, respectively. Preoperative maternal anesthesia included ranitidine and metoclopramide, nifedipine (VO and indomethacin (rectal. Preanesthetic medication with midazolam IV. Anesthetic techniques: combination of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine (5-10 mg and sufentanil; continuous epidural predominantly with 0.5% bupivacaine associated with sufentanil, fentanyl, or morphine; general. In 8 cases, there was need to complement via catheter, with 5 submitted to PC and 3 to BC. Thirteen patients required intraoperative sedation; ephedrine was used in 15 patients. Fetal anesthesia: fentanyl 10-20 mg.kg-1 and pancuronium 0.1-0.2 mg.kg-1 (IM. Neonatal survival rate was 60.7%. Conclusion: FETO is a minimally invasive technique for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair. Combined blockade associated with sedation and fetal anesthesia proved safe and effective for tracheal occlusion.

  11. The value of fetal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of diaphragmatic hernias; O valor da ultra-sonografia e da ressonancia magnetica fetal na avaliacao das hernias diafragmaticas

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    Amim, Bruno [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Curso de Pos-graduacao em Radiologia]. E-mail: brunoamim@gmail.com; Werner Junior, Heron; Daltron, Pedro Augusto; Antunes, Erika; Fazecas, Tatiana; Rodrigues, Leise; Domingues, Romeu Cortes [Clinica de Diagnostico por Imagem (CDPI), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Guerra, Fernando [Instituto Fernandes Figueira, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Marchiori, Edson [Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil); Gasparetto, Emerson Leandro [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    To demonstrate the relevance of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in the prenatal characterization and prognostic evaluation in cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Materials And Methods: Fourteen pregnant women (mean gestational age = 28.7 weeks) who had undergone ultrasonography for suspicion of fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia were assessed by means of magnetic resonance imaging on a 1.5 tesla equipment, following the standard protocol. Two radiologists evaluated the images and the findings were defined by consensus. Results: Twelve fetuses had left diaphragmatic hernia and two, right diaphragmatic hernia. Ultrasonography showed the fetal liver inside the thorax of five fetuses (three with left diaphragmatic hernia, and two with right diaphragmatic hernia) and magnetic resonance imaging in eight fetuses (six with left diaphragmatic hernia, and two with right diaphragmatic hernia). Stomach and small bowel loop herniation was observed in all of the fetuses with left diaphragmatic hernia (n = 12) at both magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography. Eight fetuses (seven with left diaphragmatic hernia and one with right diaphragmatic hernia) survived after surgical treatment. Conclusion: Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging are complementary imaging methods in the evaluation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Magnetic resonance imaging is a helpful diagnostic method complementary to ultrasonography for evaluation of the fetal liver positioning, considering its relevance as a prognostic factor in cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. (author)

  12. Conventional Mechanical Ventilation Versus High-frequency Oscillatory Ventilation for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Randomized Clinical Trial (The VICI-trial)

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    Snoek, K.G.; Capolupo, I.; Rosmalen, J. van; Hout, L.J. de; Vijfhuize, S.; Greenough, A.; Wijnen, R.M.; Tibboel, D.; Reiss, I.K.; Scharbatke, H.E.

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To determine the optimal initial ventilation mode in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a life-threatening anomaly with significant mortality and morbidity. The maldeveloped lungs have a high susceptibility for oxygen and ventilation damage

  13. Tracheobronchomegaly following intrauterine tracheal occlusion for congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Enriquez, Goya; Cadavid, Lina; Garcés-Iñigo, Enrique; Castellote, Amparo; Piqueras, Joaquim; Peiró, Jose Luis; Carreras, Elena

    2012-08-01

    Fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and pulmonary hypoplasia may benefit from fetal endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO). Enlargement of the main bronchi and trachea appears to be a common complication of FETO. To retrospectively evaluate the trachea and main bronchi of infants who underwent FETO for CDH and compare diameters with age-matched references. Postnatal and follow-up chest radiographs were performed in seven children with unilateral CDH treated by FETO. Additional CT was performed in six of these (one neonate died before CT could be performed). Images were acquired from 3 days to 23 months of age. For each child, radiographs and CT images with optimal visualisation of the airways were selected for retrospective analysis. Tracheal and bronchial morphology was assessed by two experienced paediatric radiologists, and the diameters of these structures measured and compared with age-matched references. Mean diameters of the trachea and main bronchi were above the age-matched normal range in all patients, regardless of the side of the hernia or the degree of lung hypoplasia. Enlargement of the trachea and main bronchi appears following FETO and persists at least to the age of 5 years.

  14. Laparoscopic Repair of Bochdalek Diaphragmatic Hernia in Adults.

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    Machado, Norman Oneil

    2016-02-01

    Bochdalek hernia (BH) is an uncommon form of diaphragmatic hernia. The rarity of this hernia and its nonspecific presentation leads to delay in the diagnosis, with the potential risk of complications. This review summarizes the relevant aspects of its presentation and management, based on the present evidence in the literature. A literature search was performed on PubMed, Google Scholar, and EMBASE for articles in English on BH in adults. All case reports and series from the period after 1955 till January 2015 were included. A total of 180 articles comprising 368 cases were studied. The mean age of these patients was 51 years (range 15-90 years) with a male preponderance of 57% (211/368). Significantly, 6.5% of patients were above 70 years, with 3.5% of these being above 80 years. The majority of the hernias were on the left side (63%), with right-sided hernias and bilateral occurring in 27% and 10%, respectively. Precipitating factors were noted in 24%, with 5.3% of them being pregnant. Congenital anomalies were seen in 11%. The presenting symptoms included abdominal (62%), respiratory (40%), obstructive (vomiting/abdominal distension; 36%), strangulation (26%); 14% of them were asymptomatic (detected incidentally). In the 184 patients who underwent surgical intervention, the surgical approach involved laparotomy in 74 (40.27%), thoracotomy in 50 (27.7%), combined thoracoabdominal approach in 27 (14.6%), laparoscopy in 23 (12.5%), and thoracoscopic repair in 9 (4.89%). An overall recurrence rate of 1.6% was noted. Among these patients who underwent laparoscopic repair, 82% underwent elective procedure; 66% underwent primary repair, with 61% requiring interposition of mesh or reenforcement with or without primary repair. The overall mortality was 2.7%. Therefore, BH should form one of the differential diagnoses in patients who present with simultaneous abdominal and chest symptoms. Minimal access surgery offers a good alternative with short hospital stay and is

  15. Congenital cranial ventral abdominal hernia, peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia and sternal cleft in a 4-year-old multiparous pregnant queen

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    Camille Bismuth

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Case summary Cranial ventral midline hernias, most often congenital, can be associated with other congenital abnormalities, such as sternal, diaphragmatic or cardiac malformations. A 4-year-old multiparous queen with a substernal hernia was admitted for evaluation of a mammary mass. During CT examination, a bifid sternum, the abdominal hernia containing the intestines, spleen, omentum, three fetuses, a mammary mass and an incidental peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia were identified. Surgery consisted of a standard ovariohysterectomy and repair of the peritoneopericardial hernia. Primary closure of the abdominal hernia was attempted but deemed impossible even after the ovariohysterectomy, splenectomy and a partial omentectomy. An external abdominal oblique muscle flap was used to close with no tension on the cranial part of the hernia. One month postoperatively, the queen had no respiratory abnormalities and the herniorrhaphy was fully healed. Relevance and novel information This case is the first description of a 4-year-old multiparous pregnant queen with complex congenital malformations and surgical correction of a peritoneopericardial hernia and a 6 × 8 cmsubsternal hernia with an external abdominal oblique muscle flap. Life-threatening sequelae associated with large abdominal hernias can be attributed to space-occupying effects known as loss of domain and compartment syndrome, which is why a muscle flap was used in this case. The sternal cleft was not repaired because of the size of the cleft and the age of the cat.

  16. Congenital cranial ventral abdominal hernia, peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia and sternal cleft in a 4-year-old multiparous pregnant queen.

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    Bismuth, Camille; Deroy, Claire

    2017-01-01

    Cranial ventral midline hernias, most often congenital, can be associated with other congenital abnormalities, such as sternal, diaphragmatic or cardiac malformations. A 4-year-old multiparous queen with a substernal hernia was admitted for evaluation of a mammary mass. During CT examination, a bifid sternum, the abdominal hernia containing the intestines, spleen, omentum, three fetuses, a mammary mass and an incidental peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia were identified. Surgery consisted of a standard ovariohysterectomy and repair of the peritoneopericardial hernia. Primary closure of the abdominal hernia was attempted but deemed impossible even after the ovariohysterectomy, splenectomy and a partial omentectomy. An external abdominal oblique muscle flap was used to close with no tension on the cranial part of the hernia. One month postoperatively, the queen had no respiratory abnormalities and the herniorrhaphy was fully healed. This case is the first description of a 4-year-old multiparous pregnant queen with complex congenital malformations and surgical correction of a peritoneopericardial hernia and a 6 × 8 cmsubsternal hernia with an external abdominal oblique muscle flap. Life-threatening sequelae associated with large abdominal hernias can be attributed to space-occupying effects known as loss of domain and compartment syndrome, which is why a muscle flap was used in this case. The sternal cleft was not repaired because of the size of the cleft and the age of the cat.

  17. Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum in a 17-year-old boy with a history of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and lack of pericardium

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    Stefan M. van der Heide

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available We reported a 17-year-old boy with very deep asymmetric pectus excavatum and with a history of congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair and hypoplastic left lung. We performed a minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum as described by Nuss et al., in 1998. We performed a left-sided thoracoscopy, instead of the right-sided according our normal routine, to provide a safe route. We created a substernal tunnel to have a clear definition of the deviant anatomy after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair. However, we noticed an absence of the pericardium, which, by itself, can increase the risk of cardiac injury in both bar insertion and removal. Instead of the usual right-sided thoracoscopy, we recommend providing a safe view by left-sided thoracoscopy in comparable cases (e.g. congenital diaphragmatic hernia, other cardiac or vascular malformations to reduce the risk of rupture or perforation of cardiac structures.

  18. Fatal Diaphragmatic Hernia following Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

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    Tomoko Saito

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available An 81-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of right quadrant abdominal pain. On admission, his liver function was Child-Pugh grade C (10 points. Computed tomography (CT revealed a diaphragmatic herniation of bowel loops into the right thoracic cavity, accompanied by pleural effusion. Although diaphragmatic hernia was successfully repaired by emergency surgery, he died of liver failure 23 days after the surgery. A retrospective reading of CT images revealed the presence of diaphragmatic injury after radiofrequency ablation (RFA which had been conducted 33 months before the development of diaphragmatic hernia. Of importance, the lesion of the diaphragmatic injury was located on the estimated needle track of RFA for hepatocellular carcinomas in segment 5 and segment 5/8, but not adjacent to their ablation areas. Subsequently, diaphragmatic perforation had been observed 24 months before admission. This suggests that diaphragmatic hernia caused by RFA is not necessarily due to thermal damage of ablation and is possibly life-threatening, at least in some patients with an impaired liver function.

  19. Evaluation of a Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia rabbit model for pediatric thoracoscopic training.

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    Usón-Casaús, Jesús; Pérez-Merino, Eva María; Rivera-Barreno, Ramón; Rodríguez-Alarcón, Carlos A; Sánchez-Margallo, Francisco M

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    This study evaluated the usefulness of a Bochdalek hernia rabbit model as a tool for advanced thoracoscopic training, teaching the specific skills required for thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. An incision was made in the Bochdalek triangle of 25 New Zealand rabbits (weighing 3-3.5 kg) to induce an experimental diaphragmatic hernia. At 72 hours later, a thoracoscopic repair of the hernia as described for newborns was performed by 25 pediatric surgeons divided into two groups: expert and novice. The tasks assessed were organ relocation and diaphragm suture. A visual analog scale was used to evaluate technical performance. The objective performance measure was completion time. Complications were recorded, and suture quality was scored. The surgeons evaluated the model by completing a questionnaire, grading items on a 5-point scale. All 25 animals developed a diaphragmatic hernia with protrusion of the intestine into the thoracic cavity. Expert trainees had significantly shorter completion times and better performance scores than novices. Experts also received higher scores for suture quality. Five novices caused perforations or bleeding, but no experts did. The surgeons rated the model positively, highlighting the similarities between the model and newborn hernias and its usefulness for pediatric training programs. The Bochdalek hernia rabbit model can be used to detect different levels of experience in pediatric thoracoscopy. This realistic and easily reproducible model can help to perfect thoracoscopic skills in a realistic recreation of a pediatric Bochdalek hernia repair.

  20. Multivariate model for predicting recurrence in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Fisher, Jason C; Haley, Mary Jo; Ruiz-Elizalde, Alejandro; Stolar, Charles J H; Arkovitz, Marc S

    2009-06-01

    Risk factors that predispose children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) to recurrence remain poorly defined. We report a large series of recurrent CDH and ask whether prenatal patient factors or postnatal treatment variables better predict recurrence. Two hundred thirty-eight neonates with unilateral CDH underwent repair from 1990 to 2006. Data were assessed by chi(2) and Mann-Whitney U tests. Multivariate regression identified independent predictors of recurrence. Statistical significance was set at P < .05. We identified 24 recurrences (10%). Median time from repair to recurrence diagnosis was 4.9 months. Patients with recurrence were older (P = .02) and more often required abdominal wall patches at initial repair (P = .01) compared to nonrecurrence patients. Postoperative length of stay (LOS) after initial repair (P < .01) and morbidity (P = .01) were greater in recurrence patients. Use of diaphragm patch at initial repair was greater in patients with recurrence but only approached statistical significance (P = .05). Only 2 variables independently predicted recurrence by multivariate regression as follows: abdominal (not diaphragm) wall patch during initial repair (odds ratio [OR] 3.50; P = .04) and postoperative LOS (OR, 1.012; P = .01). Neonates at risk for CDH recurrence are better identified by postnatal treatment variables than by prenatal patient factors. Although age at repair and diaphragm patch use are greater in recurrence patients, the only factors to independently predict recurrence were postoperative LOS and abdominal wall patch use. These data can help optimize follow-up regimens.

  1. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias: from genes to mechanisms to therapies

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    Gabrielle Kardon

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDHs and structural anomalies of the diaphragm are a common class of congenital birth defects that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to associated pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. In ∼30% of CDH patients, genomic analyses have identified a range of genetic defects, including chromosomal anomalies, copy number variants and sequence variants. The affected genes identified in CDH patients include transcription factors, such as GATA4, ZFPM2, NR2F2 and WT1, and signaling pathway components, including members of the retinoic acid pathway. Mutations in these genes affect diaphragm development and can have pleiotropic effects on pulmonary and cardiac development. New therapies, including fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion and prenatal transplacental fetal treatments, aim to normalize lung development and pulmonary vascular tone to prevent and treat lung hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension, respectively. Studies of the association between particular genetic mutations and clinical outcomes should allow us to better understand the origin of this birth defect and to improve our ability to predict and identify patients most likely to benefit from specialized treatment strategies.

  2. Lung eicosanoids in perinatal rats with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    H. Ijsselstijn

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    Full Text Available Abnormal levels of pulmonary eicosanoids have been reported in infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH. We hypothesized that a dysbalance of vasoconstrictive and vasodilatory eicosanoids is involved in PPH in CDH patients. The levels of several eicosanoids in lung homogenates and in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of controls and rats with CDH were measured after caesarean section or spontaneous birth. In controls the concentration of the stable metabolite of prostacyclin (6-keto-PGF1α, thromboxane A2 (TxB2, prostaglandin E2 (PGE2, and leukotriene B4 (LTB4 decreased after spontaneous birth. CDH pups showed respiratory insufficiency directly after birth. Their lungs had higher levels of 6- keto-PGF1α, reflecting the pulmonary vasodilator prostacyclin (PGI2, than those of controls. We conclude that in CDH abnormal lung eicosanoid levels are present perinatally. The elevated levels of 6-keto-PGF1α in CDH may reflect a compensation mechanism for increased vascular resistance.

  3. Radiographic findings of diaphragmatic hernia and hypoplastic lung.

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    Shimono, R; Ibara, S; Maruyama, Y; Maruyama, H; Tokuhisa, T; Noguchi, H; Takamatsu, H

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has a poor prognosis, despite intensive management. The prognosis of CDH is correlated with hypoplastic lung, but it is difficult to measure the degree of hypoplasia. The aims of this study were, therefore, to examine the relationship between chest X-ray and prognosis, and to assess whether the radiographic findings were a good indicator of hypoplastic lungs in patients with CDH. Fifty neonates with CDH were classified radiographically into apex and hilar types. To assess the differences in clinical course between these two groups, gestational age, birth weight, prenatal diagnosis, survival rate, requirement of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy and lung area on X-rays were analyzed. In all, 32 cases were of the apex type and 18 were hilar. The survival rate of the hilar group (33%) was significantly worse than that of the apex group (81%) (Papex group. The present results show a significant correlation between survival rate and the findings of chest X-rays in CDH. Radiographic findings are thus a good clinical indicator of the prognosis of CDH in neonates.

  4. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in neonate: A retrospective study about 28 observations

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    Rachid Khemakhem

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Our purpose was to review our experience with congenital diaphragmatic hernia emphasizing diagnosis, management, and outcome. Study Design: We conducted a retrospective review of all cases of babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed and treated in our centre from 1998 to 2010. Results: There were 28 congenital diaphragmatic hernia cases, 13 girls and 15 boys with a mean weight birth of 3 kg. Three patients (10, 6% of cases died within a few hours after admission. In the remaining cases, surgery was performed after a stabilization period of 2 days. The diaphragmatic defect was sitting in the posterolateral left in 23 cases and right in 2 cases. Its dimensions were on average 4,5 cm, tow cases of agenesis of the cupola were seen and required the placement of gortex prosthesis. The remaining cases are treated by direct closure of defect. Postoperative course was marked by an early death in context of respiratory distress in six cases and later with sepsis in tow cases. The outcome was favourable in 17 cases (60, 7%, despite the occurrence of sepsis in four cases and evisceration in two cases. Conclusions: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia remains a serious disease with high mortality and morbidity despite advances in prenatal diagnosis and neonatal resuscitation.

  5. Stomach in Contact with the Bladder: A Sonographic Sign of Left Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Aiello, Horacio; Meller, César; Vázquez, Lucía; Otaño, Lucas

    2016-01-01

    The evaluation of the characteristics of the fetal stomach should be part of every routine prenatal ultrasound after 11 weeks. A position that has not been previously described in the literature is the stomach in contact with the bladder. We describe 6 cases with the ultrasonographic finding of the stomach in contact with the bladder, all of them in fetuses with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Even though the reasons for this striking position of the stomach are not clear, our series highlights the fact that the visualization of the stomach in contact with the bladder may be a specific sonographic marker of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  6. A multivariate model for predicting recurrence in congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Fisher, Jason C.; Jo Haley, Mary; Ruiz-Elizalde, Alejandro; Stolar, Charles J.H.; Arkovitz, Marc S.

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    Background Risk factors which predispose children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) to recurrence remain poorly defined. We report a large series of recurrent CDH and ask whether prenatal patient factors or postnatal treatment variables better predict recurrence. Methods 238 neonates with unilateral CDH were repaired from 1990–2006. Data were assessed by χ2 and Mann-Whitney-U tests. Multivariate regression identified independent predictors of recurrence. Statistical significance was set at P<0.05. Results We identified 24 recurrences (10%). Median time from repair to recurrence diagnosis was 4.9 months. Patients with recurrence were older (P=0.02) and more often required abdominal wall patches at initial repair (P=0.01) compared to non-recurrence patients. Postoperative length-of-stay (LOS)(P<0.01) and morbidity (P=0.01) were greater in patients with recurrence. Use of diaphragm patch at initial repair was greater in patients with recurrence, but only approached statistical significance (P=0.05). Only two variables independently predicted recurrence by multivariate regression: abdominal (not diaphragm) wall patch during initial repair (O.R.=3.50;P=0.04) and postoperative LOS (O.R.=1.012;P=0.01). Conclusion Neonates at risk for CDH recurrence are better identified by postnatal treatment variables than by prenatal patient factors. While age at repair and diaphragm patch use are greater in recurrence patients, the only factors to independently predict recurrence were postoperative LOS and abdominal wall patch use. These data can help optimize follow-up regimens. PMID:19524735

  7. Sepsis risk factors in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Levy, Michaël; Le Sache, Nolwenn; Mokhtari, Mostafa; Fagherazzi, Guy; Cuzon, Gaelle; Bueno, Benjamin; Fouquet, Virginie; Benachi, Alexandra; Eleni Dit Trolli, Sergio; Tissieres, Pierre

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare congenital anomaly and remains among the most challenging ICU-managed disease. Beside severe pulmonary hypertension, lung hypoplasia and major abdominal surgery, infective complications remain major determinants of outcome. However, the specific incidence of sepsis as well as associated risk factors is unknown. This prospective, 4-year observational study took place in the pediatric intensive care and neonatal medicine department of the Paris South University Hospitals (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France), CDH national referral center and involved 62 neonates with CDH. During their ICU stay, 28 patients (45%) developed 38 sepsis episodes. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP: 23/38; 31.9 VAP per 1000 days of mechanical ventilation) and central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI: 5/38; 5.5 per 1000 line days) were the most frequently encountered infections. Multivariate analysis showed that gestational age at birth and intra-thoracic position of liver were significantly associated with the occurrence of sepsis. Infected patients had longer duration of mechanical and noninvasive ventilation (16.2 and 5.8 days, respectively), longer delay to first feeding (1.2 days) and a longer length of stay in ICU (23 days), but there was no difference in mortality. Healthcare-associated infections, and more specifically VAP, are the main infective threat in children with CDH. Sepsis has a significant impact on the duration of ventilator support and ICU length of stay but does not impact mortality. Low gestational age and intra-thoracic localization of the liver are two independent risk factors associated with sepsis.

  8. Cardiopulmonary exercise performance is reduced in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors.

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    Bojanić, Katarina; Grizelj, Ruža; Dilber, Daniel; Šarić, Dalibor; Vuković, Jurica; Pianosi, Paolo T; Driscoll, David J; Weingarten, Toby N; Pritišanac, Ena; Schroeder, Darrell R; Sprung, Juraj

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with lung hypoplasia. CDH survivors may have pulmonary morbidity that can decrease cardiopulmonary exercise. We aimed to examine whether cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) results differ in CDH survivors versus healthy age-matched controls and whether CPET results among CDH survivors differ according to self-reported daily activity. In one medical center in Croatia, CDH survivors-patients with surgically corrected CDH who were alive at age 5 years-were invited to participate in spirometry and CPET. Values were compared with those of controls matched 2:1 by age and sex for each CDH survivor aged 7 years or older. Among 27 CDH survivors aged 5-20 years, 13 (48%) had continued symptoms or spirometric evidence of pulmonary disease. Compared with controls (n = 44), survivors (n = 22) had lower peak oxygen consumption (V˙O2 mean [SD], 35.7 [6.9] vs. 45.3 [8.2] ml/kg per min; P exercise, V˙O2/heart rate (P different (P = 0.72). Among survivors, mean (SD) V˙O2peak (ml/kg per min) differed by self-reported activity level: athletic, 40.3 (5.0); normal, 35.8 (6.5); and sedentary, 32.1 (6.8) (by ANOVA, P = 0.10 across three groups and P = 0.04 athletic vs. sedentary). More than half of CDH survivors continue to have chronic pulmonary disease. CDH survivors had lower aerobic exercise capacity than controls. Self-reporting information on daily activities may identify CDH patients with low V˙O2max who may benefit from physical training. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016;51:1320-1329. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Minimal access surgery for repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: is it advantageous?--An open review

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    Vijfhuize, S.; Deden, A.C.; Costerus, S.A.; Sloots, C.E.J.; Wijnen, R.M.H.

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital life-threatening condition requiring surgical repair in the neonatal period. Minimal access surgery (MAS) is gaining ground on the classical open approach by laparotomy or thoracotomy as it minimizes damage to the abdominal or

  10. Prenatal prediction of neonatal morbidity in survivors with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a multicenter study.

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    Jani, J.C.; Benachi, A.; Nicolaides, K.H.; Allegaert, K.; Gratacos, E.; Mazkereth, R.; Matis, J.; Tibboel, D.; Heyst, A.F.J. van; Storme, L.; Rousseau, V.; Greenough, A.; Deprest, J.A.; Eggink, A.J.

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    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the value of the observed to expected fetal lung area to head circumference ratio (o/e LHR) and liver position in the prediction of neonatal morbidity in survivors with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS: Neonatal morbidity was recorded in 100 consecutive cases

  11. Psychological outcome and quality of life in children born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Peetsold, M.; Huisman, J.; Hofman, V.E.; Heij, H.A.; Raat, H.; Gemke, R.J.B.J.

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    OBJECTIVE: To assess psychological and social functioning as well as health-related quality of life and its early determinants in children born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). DESIGN: Cross-sectional follow-up study. SETTING: Outpatient clinic of a tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS:

  12. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Case of Patau Syndrome: A Rare Association

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    A, Jain; P, Kumar; A, Jindal; Yk, Sarin

    2015-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in 5-10% associated with chromosomal abnormalities like, Pallister Killian syndrome, Trisomy 18, and certain deletions.. Association of CDH with trisomy 13 (Patau syndromes) is very rare. Here, we report such an unusual association, where surgical repair was done, but eventually the case succumbed as a result of multiple fatal co-morbidities. PMID:26034714

  13. The Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypoplasia in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A continuing quest

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    R.B. van Loenhout (Rhiannon)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractCongenital diaphragmatic hernia or CDH is a developmental defect of the diaphragm that allows abdominal organs, such as intestines and liver, to herniate into the thoracic cavity during lung development. CDH has a prevalence of 1 in 2000 – 3000 newborns and accounts for approximately 8%

  14. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a case of patau syndrome: a rare association.

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    A, Jain; P, Kumar; A, Jindal; Yk, Sarin

    2015-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in 5-10% associated with chromosomal abnormalities like, Pallister Killian syndrome, Trisomy 18, and certain deletions.. Association of CDH with trisomy 13 (Patau syndromes) is very rare. Here, we report such an unusual association, where surgical repair was done, but eventually the case succumbed as a result of multiple fatal co-morbidities.

  15. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Case of Patau Syndrome: A Rare Association

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    A, Jain; P, Kumar; A, Jindal; Yk, Sarin

    2015-01-01

    Congenital DiaphragmaticHernia (CDH) occurs in 5-10% associated with chromosomal abnormalities like, Pallister Killian syndrome, Trisomy 18, and certain deletions. Association of CDH with trisomy 13 (Patau syndromes) is very rare. Here, we report such an unusual association, where surgical repair was done, but eventually the case succumbed as a result of multiple fatal co-morbidities.

  16. Pulmonary function and exercise capacity in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Peetsold, M. G.; Heij, H. A.; Nagelkerke, A. F.; Ijsselstijn, H.; Tibboel, D.; Quanjer, P. H.; Gemke, R. J. B. J.

    2009-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. The objective of this study was to assess pulmonary function and exercise capacity and its early determinants in children and adolescents born with high-risk CDH (CDH-associated respiratory

  17. Decreased surfactant phosphatidylcholine synthesis in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

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    D.J.M.T. Janssen (Daphne); L.J.I. Zimmermann (Luc); P.E. Cogo (Paola); A. Hamvas (Aaron); K. Bohlin (Kajsa); I.H. Luijendijk (Ingrid); J.L.D. Wattimena (Josias); V.P. Carnielli (Virgilio); D. Tibboel (Dick)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractPurpose: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) may result in severe respiratory insufficiency with a high morbidity. The role of a disturbed surfactant metabolism in the pathogenesis of CDH is unclear. We therefore studied endogenous surfactant metabolism in the most severe CDH patients

  18. Inhalation of nitric oxide as a treatment of pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Henneberg, S W; Jepsen, S; Andersen, P K

    1995-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) still has a mortality risk of around 40%. The concomitant pulmonary hypoplasia and the persistent pulmonary hypertension are of major prognostic importance. The use of a selective pulmonary vasodilator may revert this vicious circle that is fatal to many chil...... treatment fails, and it may in some cases prove to be an alternative to ECMO....

  19. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: To repair on or off extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?

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    R. Keijzer (Richard); D.E. Wilschut (Dorien); R.J.M. Houmes (Robert Jan); K. van de Ven (Kees); L. de Jongste-van den Hout (Lieke); I. Sluijter (Ilona); P. Rycus (Peter); N.M.A. Bax (Klaas); D. Tibboel (Dick)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractBackground: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) can be repaired on or off extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In many centers, operating off ECMO is advocated to prevent bleeding complications. We aimed to compare surgery-related bleeding complications between repair on or off

  20. Enhanced expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in lungs of newborn infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and pulmonary hypertension

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    S.M.K. Shehata; W.J. Mooi (Wolter); T. Okazaki (Tadaharu); I. El-Banna; H.S. Sharma (Hari); D. Tibboel (Dick)

    1999-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypoplasia accompanied by pulmonary hypertension resistant to treatment is an important feature of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The pathogenesis of the pulmonary vascular abnormalities in CDH remains to be elucidated at the

  1. Pulmonary surfactant protein A, B, and C mRNA and protein expression in the nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia rat model

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    van Tuyl, Minke; Blommaart, Piet jan E.; Keijzer, Richard; Wert, Susan E.; Ruijter, Jan M.; Lamers, Wouter H.; Tibboel, Dick

    2003-01-01

    Neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) suffer from a diaphragmatic defect, lung hypoplasia, and pulmonary hypertension, with poor lung function forming the major clinical challenge. Despite prenatal diagnosis and advanced postnatal treatment strategies, the mortality rate of CDH is

  2. Delayed Presentation of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia: The Evaluation of Surgical Treatment Results

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    Ali Sadrizadeh

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Diaphragmatic hernia could be caused by congenital disorders, blunt trauma or penetrating injuries. The diagnosis of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is normally neglected during the first presentation leading to late complications and considerably increased mortality and morbidity among the patients. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective, descriptive study, we reviewed the medical records of patients presented with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia who had undergone surgical operations between 1982-2015 in Ghaem Hospital and Omid Hospital affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran. The studied variables included age, gender, clinical symptoms, location of hernia, involved organs, type of imaging modalities, surgical techniques, length of hospital stay, mortality rate and surgical complications. Results: In this study, 38 patients were diagnosed with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia consisting of 28 men and 10 women. In total, 79% and 21% of the patients suffered from penetrating trauma and blunt trauma, respectively. In addition, left-sided, right-sided and bilateral hernias were present in 33%, 4% and 1% of the patients, respectively. The most frequently herniated organ was the stomach, and the most common clinical symptoms were abdominal pain (84% and dyspnea (53%. Initially, chest radiographs were performed on all the patients, and thoracotomy was performed to repair diaphragmatic tears in all the cases (100%. In this study, 3 patients had previously undergone Hartmann’s operation for gangrenous herniated colon, and devolvulation of gastric volvulus had also been performed on 3 patients. The main post-operative complications were reported to be pneumonia and respiratory insufficiency (2 cases, and the mean length of hospital stay was 6 days (5-8 days which was longer (1-2 months in patients with gangrenous bowel (3 patients. Furthermore, no mortality was reported during the course of hospitalization in these

  3. Is video-assisted thoracoscopic diaphragmatic plication a widespread technique for diaphragmatic hernia in adults? Review of the literature and results of a national survey.

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    Rombolá, Carlos A; Genovés Crespo, Marta; Tárraga López, Pedro J; García Jiménez, María Dolores; Honguero Martínez, Antonio F; León Atance, Pablo; Rodríguez Ortega, Claudia R; Triviño Ramírez, Ana; Rodríguez Montes, José Antonio

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    Diaphragmatic plication is the most accepted treatment for symptomatic diaphragmatic hernia in adults. The fact that this pathology is infrequent and this procedure not been widespread means that this is an exceptional technique in our field. To estimate its use in the literature, we carried out a review in English and Spanish, to which we added our series. We found only six series that contribute 59 video-assisted mini-thoractomy for diaphragmatic plications in adults, and none in Spanish. Our series will be the second largest with 18 cases. Finally, we conducted a survey in all the Spanish Thoracic Surgery units in Spain: none reported more than 10 cases operated by thoracoscopy in the last 8 years (except our series) and most continue employing thoracotomy as the main approach. We believe that many patients with symptomatic diaphragmatic hernia could benefit from the use of such techniques. Copyright © 2013 AEC. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  4. Conventional mesh repair of a giant iatrogenic bilateral diaphragmatic hernia with an enterothorax

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    Full Text Available Philipp Lingohr,1 Thomas Galetin,2 Boris Vestweber,2 Hanno Matthaei,1 Jörg C Kalff,1 Karl-Heinz Vestweber2 1Department of Surgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 2Department of Surgery, Klinikum Leverkusen, Leverkusen, Germany Purpose: Diaphragmatic hernias (DHs are divided into congenital and acquired hernias, most of which are congenital. Among acquired DHs, up to 80% are left-sided, only a few iatrogenic DHs have been reported, and bilateral hernias are extremely rare. For diagnostic reasons, many DHs are overlooked by ultrasonography or X-ray and are only recognized at a later stage when complications occur. Methods: In 2009, we performed three partial diaphragm replacements in our clinic for repairing DHs using a PERMACOL™ implant. Results: As all patients had uneventful postoperative courses and the clinical outcomes were very good, we present one special case of a 65-year-old male with a giant iatrogenic bilateral DH with an enterothorax. Conclusion: We see a good indication for diaphragm replacements by using a PERMACOL™ implant for fixing especially DHs with huge hernial gaps and in cases with fragile tissue. Keywords: bilateral diaphragmatic hernia, enterothorax, conventional hernia repair, PERMACOL™, biological implant, diaphragm replacement, mesh repair

  5. [Clinical case--voluminous diaphragmatic hernia--surgically acute abdomen: diagnostic and therapeutical challenges].

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    Dumitrescu, D; Savlovschi, C; Borcan, R; Pantu, H; Serban, D; Gradinaru, S; Smarandache, G; Trotea, T; Branescu, C; Musat, L; Comandasu, M; Priboi, M; Baldir, M; Sandolache, B; Oprescu, S

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    We present the case of a 58-year old male patient admitted in the surgery section of the University Emergency Hospital of Bucharest and diagnosed with acute abdomen. The minimal clinical-paraclinical investigation (i.e., thorax-pulmonary Xray, biological probes) raises questions as to the differentiated diagnosis and other associated diseases, also suggesting the existence of voluminous diaphragmatic hernia. The CT thorax-abdomen examination confirms the diaphragmatic hernia suspicion, with intra-thorax ascent of the colon up to the anterior C4 level, but does not explain the abdominal suffering; thus we suspected a biliary ileus or acute appendicitis. Medial laparotomy was imperative. Intrasurgically peritonitis was noticed located by gangrenous acute apendicitis, perforated, with coprolite, for which apendictomy and lavage-drainage pf the peritoneal cavity was performed. Post-surgical status: favourable to recovery.

  6. Nasopharyngeal teratoma, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and Dandy-Walker malformation - a yet uncharacterized syndrome.

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    Gupta, N; Shastri, S; Singh, P K; Jana, M; Mridha, A; Verma, G; Kabra, M

    2016-11-01

    An association of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, dandy walker malformation and nasopharyngeal teratoma is very rare. Here, we report a fourth case with this association where chromosomal microarray and whole exome sequencing (WES) was performed to understand the underlying genetic basis. Findings of few variants especially a novel variation in HIRA provided some insights. An association of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, dandy walker malformation and nasopharyngeal teratoma is very rare. Here, we report a fourth case with this association where chromosomal microarray and whole exome sequencing (WES) was performed to understand the underlying genetic basis. Findings of few variants especially a novel variation in HIRA provided some insights. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  7. Variants in GATA4 Are a Rare Cause of Familial and Sporadic Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Yu, Lan; Wynn, Julia; Cheung, Yee Him; Shen, Yufeng; Mychaliska, George B.; Crombleholme, Timothy M.; Azarow, Kenneth S; Lim, Foong Yen; Chung, Dai H.; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W.; Bucher, Brian; Stolar, Charles; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc S.

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is characterized by incomplete formation of the diaphragm, occurring as either an isolated defect or in association with other anomalies. Genetic factors including aneuploidies and copy number variants are important in the pathogenesis of many cases of CDH, but few single genes have been definitively implicated in human CDH. In this study, we used whole exome sequencing (WES) to identify a paternally inherited novel missense GATA4 variant (c. 754C>T, p. R...

  8. Use of composite polyester/collagen mesh in the repair of recurrent congenital diaphragmatic hernias

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    Lin C. Wang

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Case 1 is an 18 year-old woman with a third recurrence of a left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH. She had previously undergone a primary repair of a recurrence via laparotomy and an additional repair of a second recurrence with PTFE mesh via a thoracotomy. Following her third recurrence she underwent successful laparoscopic repair utilizing composite polyester/collagen (Parietex™ Composite, Covidien, Sofradim, France mesh. Six years following surgery, she has carried a pregnancy to term and has not recurred. Case 2 is a 5 month-old infant who presented with a recurrent right-sided CDH. She initially underwent primary repair via thoracotomy along with a right pneumonectomy at an outside institution. She presented with incarceration of her liver, hepatic venous thrombosis, mediastinal shift, and respiratory distress. She underwent successful repair with composite mesh through a right thoracoabdominal incision. At 8 months post-operatively, she has no evidence of recurrence in spite of the expected mediastinal deviation to the right and right thoracic volume loss as a result of being status post right pneumonectomy. Recurrences occur in a significant number of patients following repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, particularly cases in which a mesh implant are utilized. Historically, PTFE has been the product of choice for a diaphragmatic implant by pediatric surgeons. However, this product does not incorporate into surrounding tissues which theoretically places patients at risk for recurrence. Polyester/collagen composite mesh has been used for decades in adults undergoing complex groin and ventral hernia repairs with excellent results. However, its use for congenital diaphragmatic hernias has not been previously described. We present the successful utilization of this product in two cases which were at extremely high risk for future recurrence. Additional investigations should be done and long term follow up regarding application of

  9. Morgagni's diaphragmatic hernia mimicking a severe congenital heart disease in a newborn: a case report

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    Bassareo, Pier Paolo; Neroni, Paola; Montis, Sabrina; Tumbarello, Roberto

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Introduction Morgagni's congenital diaphragmatic defect is a rare malformation, the diagnosis of which, as in our case report, may be problematic. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this kind of hernia presenting with signs and symptoms of severe cardiac malformation. Case presentation We report the case of a three-month-old Caucasian baby boy, who presented with heart failure and severe pulmonary hypertension. Compression of the heart by a bowel loop in the ch...

  10. Pancreatic Agenesis with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Congenital Heart Disease: A Case Report

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    Nakao, Atsushi; Takeda, Tomohiro; Hisaeda, Yoshiya; Hirota, Atsushi; Amagata, Syusuke; Sakurai, Yuko; Kawakami, Tadashi

    2013-01-01

    Pancreatic agenesis is a rare disease that causes neonatal diabetes mellitus and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. We report the case of a very low birth weight infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus). Failure to gain weight, despite well-managed respiratory and heart failure, was improved by infusion of subcutaneous insulin, administration of pancreatic enzyme, and nutrition of medium-chain-triglyceri...

  11. Total Intravenous Anesthesia for Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Case Report

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    Hung-Te Hsu

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a cardiopulmonary anomaly that causes severe respiratory disorder. Traditionally, inhalational anesthetics with mechanical hyperventilation, opioids, and muscle relaxants are used in anesthesia for repair surgery. In this case, we used total intravenous anesthesia combined with high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide for surgical repair of the diaphragm. After surgery, the patient recovered well and was discharged from hospital 1 month later.

  12. Holt-Oram syndrome and diaphragmatic hernia associate with paracentric inversion of chromosome 8

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    Eswara, M.S.; Batanian, J.R. [St. Louis Univ., MO (United States)

    1994-09-01

    Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS) consists of congenital heart disease, usually atrial septal defect, along with thumb anomalies and occasionally more extensive limb defects. Inheritance is autosomal dominant. Previous reports have associated HOS with cytogenetic abnormalities on chromosomes 4, 14 and 20. Recently a linkage study has suggested a HOS locus on chromosome 12. We describe another case of HOS with a de novo cytogenetic abnormality. On prenatal ultrasound, IUGR, oligohydramnios and left diaphragmatic hernia were noted. Following delivery, patient was placed on extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation because of severe lung hypoplasia; diaphragmatic hernia was repaired with mesh graft. He expired on day 17 of life. On exam, he had subtle dysmorphic features with hypotelorism and abnormal folding of the ear lobes. He had bilateral radial aplasia, aplasia of thumbs, index and middle fingers, along with the metacarpals. On autopsy he was found to have atrial septal defect of the ostium secundum type, right side aortic arch with vascular ring formation, bicuspid pulmonic valve and severe lung hypoplasia worse on the left. Cytogenetic analysis on blood and skin showed 48,XX,inv(8)(q24.2q13). Chromosome fragility study was negative. Parental chromosomes were normal. Our observation of inv(8)q with HOS and diaphragmatic hernia may indicate genetic heterogeneity with this condition. Regulation of morphogenesis is likely under the control of a hierarchy of genes; multiple loci for conditions such as HOS would not be surprising.

  13. Post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernias – importance of basic ...

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    May 2, 2013 ... A 57-year-old man had a history of blunt abdominal trauma sustained several years previously in a motor vehicle accident. He complained of progressive ... The diaphragmatic defect was repaired primarily with interrupted 'O' nylon sutures in the prescribed manner. After thorough irrigation of the abdomen ...

  14. Thoracoscopic approach to congenital diaphragmatic hernias in adults: Southampton approach and review of the literature

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH) are likely to present in early postnatal or infancy and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to associated pulmonary hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. Symptomatic adult congenital Bochdalek hernia, on the other hand, is extremely rare with a prevalence of 0.17–6% of all diaphragmatic hernias. They present with recurrent abdominal pain and shortness of breath. Acute presentations could be life threatening especially if there is incarcerated or threatened bowel in the chest. Repair of symptomatic Bochdalek hernia is recommended in the adult population. We present two cases of right and left symptomatic Bochdalek hernias in adults, encountered over 15 years of practice in a tertiary referral centre in the UK. We discuss their presentation and surgical management and review the literature of similar cases treated by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Thoracic surgeons are increasingly becoming involved in these cases, which used to be the domain of upper gastrointestinal surgeons. A synthetic patch may be required to close the defect, therefore; the thoracic surgeon must be familiar with such techniques. The recent expansion in video format publishing in the internet and social media has revolutionized the way knowledge and how-to-do-it expertise is distributed around the world. It has the advantage of reaching far more viewer than subscription paper-printed format journals and has a rising significance in encouraging thoracic surgeons to do things they were not used to do. Finally; Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia, and possibly Morgagni hernia in the adult population could be safely repaired by VATS with good and lasting results. PMID:29302452

  15. Pericardial Window Formation Complicated by Intrapericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Jeremy Docekal

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In rare circumstances, a diaphragmatic defect may allow for herniation of intra-abdominal contents into the pericardial space. These occurrences are exceedingly rare and may be due to trauma or congenital defects of the septum transversum or as the result of surgical procedures. We describe a 73-year-old female who presented with cardiac and abdominal symptoms one month after undergoing a subxiphoid pericardioperitoneal window for treatment and evaluation of a symptomatic pericardial effusion.

  16. Hepatic fibrosarcoma incarcerated in a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia in a cat

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    Michael Linton

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Case summary A 14-year-old, female neutered domestic shorthair presented for dyspnoea. Thoracic ultrasonography and radiography showed that a heterogeneous mass was present within the pericardial sac, and the mass continued caudally with the mesenteric fat. On CT, the outline of the diaphragm was not continuous and there was an obvious defect with diaphragmatic thickening present at the mid-level of the liver. A pleural effusion and a small-volume pericardial effusion were also present. A ventral midline coeliotomy and median sternotomy revealed a 5 × 6 × 7 cm firm, irregular, tan-coloured soft tissue mass within the pericardial sac attached to both the diaphragmatic defect and liver. The mass was carefully dissected away from the heart and the diaphragmatic defect was repaired with primary closure. Postoperatively, the cat had a persistent pneumothorax that required continuous pleural suction for 41 h. The cat died 44 h postoperatively. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry confirmed the mass to be a hepatic fibrosarcoma incarcerated in a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia (PPDH. Relevance and novel information This is the first reported case of metaplastic transformation of liver into a sarcoma in a cat with PPDH. In addition, hepatic fibrosarcoma is a rarely reported location for fibrosarcoma in this species.

  17. Laparoscopic repair of a Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia in a child, using a trans-sternal technique

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    Shah Amar

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Laparoscopic repair of Morgagni hernia has been described in adults and children. In the published reports, the crux of the repair consists of suturing the posterior part of the diaphragmatic defect to the undersurface of the sternum or the posterior rectus sheath. The tissue on the undersurface of the sternum is variable is in its nature and may be inadequate for suturing, hence compromising the strength of the repair. A technique that circumvents this problem and offers a strong anatomical repair is described. A Morgagni hernia was diagnosed in a 2-year-old girl with trisomy 21, who presented with recurrent chest infections. She underwent laparoscopic repair of the hernia using three ports. The tissue on the undersurface of the sternum was inadequate for a conventional repair. The procedure was modified as follows: a small transverse incision was made over the lower end of the sternum. Three nonabsorbable mattress sutures were inserted through the sternum, the anterior edge of the diaphragmatic defect, and back through the sternum and tied with extracorporeal knots. The child was discharged home on the second postoperative day. At 6-month follow up, the child was asymptomatic, and had been infection free. A chest radiograph was normal. This is a simple, novel, noninvasive method, which offers a secure anatomical repair and it is not dependent on the adequacy of the tissue on the undersurface of the sternum.

  18. Laparoscopic repair of a late-presenting Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia with acute gastric volvulus.

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    Hadjittofi, Christopher; Matter, Ibrahim; Eyal, Ori; Slijper, Nadav

    2013-03-20

    An otherwise healthy 17-year-old boy presented to the paediatric emergency department with acute severe epigastric pain. An admission abdominal radiograph demonstrated gastric dilation, associated with an elevated left hemidiaphragm. Subsequent barium contrast imaging confirmed the diagnosis of organoaxial acute gastric volvulus (AGV). Emergent exploratory laparoscopy revealed AGV with migration of the stomach, spleen, pancreatic tail, splenic flexure, left kidney and adrenal through a left-sided Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia. Following careful mobilisation of the displaced structures, a mesh closure of the diaphragmatic defect was performed. The patient's postoperative chest radiograph was unremarkable, and he was discharged on the sixth postoperative day after an uneventful recovery. At 2 months the patient was well and asymptomatic, with normal barium contrast imaging results.

  19. A rare case of chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernia requiring complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

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    Pakula, Andrea; Jones, Amber; Syed, Javed; Skinner, Ruby

    2015-01-01

    Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is a rare and often under recognized complication of penetrating and blunt trauma. These injuries are often missed or there is a delay in diagnosis which can lead to enlargement of the defect and the development of abdominal or respiratory symptoms. We report a case of an otherwise healthy 37 year old male who was involved in a motor vehicle accident at age twelve. He presented 25 years later with vague lower abdominal symptoms and was found to have a large chronic left sided diaphragmatic hernia involving the majority of his intra-abdominal contents. Repair of the defect with a biologic mesh was undertaken and the patient also required complex abdominal wall reconstruction due to loss of intra-abdominal domain from the chronicity of the hernia. A staged closure of the abdomen was performed first with placement of a Wittmann patch. Medical management of intra-abdominal hypertension was successful and the midline fascia was sequentially approximated at the bedside for three days. The final closure was performed with a component separation and implantation of a fenestrated biologic fetal bovine mesh to reinforce the closure. In addition, a lightweight Ultrapro mesh was placed for additional lateral reinforcement. The patient recovered well and was discharged home. These injuries are rare and diagnosis is challenging. Mechanism and CT scan characteristics can aid clinicians. Blunt diaphragmatic injury is rare and remains a diagnostic challenge. Depending on the chronicity of the injury, repair may require complex surgical decision making. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  20. Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: indications, outcomes, and future directions.

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    Ruano, Rodrigo; Ali, Raheel A; Patel, Parin; Cass, Darrell; Olutoye, Oluyinka; Belfort, Michael A

    2014-03-01

    In the present study, we review the indications, technical aspects, preliminary results, risks, and clinical implications of fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) performed outside the United States and its potential future directions in this country and globally. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia occurs in approximately 1 in 2500 live births and results in high neonatal morbidity and mortality, largely associated with the severity of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension. With the advent of prenatal imaging, CDH can be diagnosed before birth, and in utero treatment is now available in some centers. The prognosis of CDH can be evaluated by assessing the fetal lung size, the degree of liver herniation, and the fetal pulmonary vasculature in isolated forms of CDH. These parameters help classify fetuses as having mild, moderate, severe, or extremely severe isolated CDH. Severe and extremely severe diaphragmatic hernias have poor outcomes and thus are candidates for innovative therapies such as FETO. Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion is usually performed between 26 and 30 weeks' gestation. In utero, an endoscope is passed through the fetal mouth and down to the carina; the balloon is deployed just above the carina. After the procedure, ultrasound surveillance every 2 weeks ensures the balloon's structural integrity and measures the fetal pulmonary response. At approximately 34 weeks' gestation, the balloon is deflated and removed. Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion is thought to improve outcomes by decreasing mortality and allowing more rapid neonatal stabilization. Ultimately, the goal of FETO is to minimize pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Following delivery, neonates still require diaphragm repair.

  1. Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH: A rare case report

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    Narrotam A. Patel

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Reporting a rare case of a 17-year-old lady with late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. She presented with vague abdominal pain and postprandial vomiting. She underwent a diagnostic upper GI scopy with no significant findings. Chest X-ray and barium study for stomach were performed. Then CT scan was performed and showed herniation of bowel loops, mesentery and spleen into the left thoracic cavity through a large defect in the posterolateral aspect of the left hemidiaphgram. After the patient was operated, content reduced and defect was repaired. Thus CDH in adolescence is rare and a high index of suspicion is required.

  2. Neonatal diabetes mellitus and congenital diaphragmatic hernia: coincidence or concurrent etiology?

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    Topiol Emmanuelle S

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM is a rare metabolic disorder, affecting approximately 1 in 500,000 live births. The management of NDM is challenging, as the benefits of controlling hyperglycemia must be balanced with the risks of iatrogenic hypoglycemia. NDM occurs in both permanent and transient forms, which have been genetically and phenotypically well characterized. Herein, we present the previously unreported combination of transient NDM (TNDM and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH. In addition to reviewing the management and genetics of NDM we discuss the potential for overlapping genetic or embryologic abnormalities to explain the concurrence of CDH and NDM.

  3. Pancreatic agenesis with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease: a case report.

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    Nakao, Atsushi; Takeda, Tomohiro; Hisaeda, Yoshiya; Hirota, Atsushi; Amagata, Syusuke; Sakurai, Yuko; Kawakami, Tadashi

    2013-10-01

    Pancreatic agenesis is a rare disease that causes neonatal diabetes mellitus and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. We report the case of a very low birth weight infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus). Failure to gain weight, despite well-managed respiratory and heart failure, was improved by infusion of subcutaneous insulin, administration of pancreatic enzyme, and nutrition of medium-chain-triglyceride -enriched formula. This is the first case of pancreatic agenesis with both malformations where the patient is discharged from the hospital. Early diagnosis and adequate treatments to compensate pancreatic function may prevent mortality and improve growth.

  4. Pancreatic Agenesis with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Congenital Heart Disease: A Case Report

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    Atsushi Nakao

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Pancreatic agenesis is a rare disease that causes neonatal diabetes mellitus and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. We report the case of a very low birth weight infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus. Failure to gain weight, despite well-managed respiratory and heart failure, was improved by infusion of subcutaneous insulin, administration of pancreatic enzyme, and nutrition of medium-chain-triglyceride -enriched formula. This is the first case of pancreatic agenesis with both malformations where the patient is discharged from the hospital. Early diagnosis and adequate treatments to compensate pancreatic function may prevent mortality and improve growth.

  5. The great debate: open or thoracoscopic repair for oesophageal atresia or diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Davenport, Mark; Rothenberg, Steven S; Crabbe, David C G; Wulkan, Mark L

    2015-02-01

    Controversy exists over the best method and technique of repair of oesophageal atresia and diaphragmatic hernia. Open surgical repairs have a long established history of over 60 years of experience. Set against this has been a series of successful thoracoscopic repairs of both congenital anomalies reported over the past decade. This review was based upon a four-handed debate on the merits and weaknesses of the two contrasting surgical philosophies and reviews existing literature, techniques, complications, and importantly outcome and results. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Early fetoscopic tracheal occlusion for extremely severe pulmonary hypoplasia in isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia: preliminary results.

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    Ruano, R; Peiro, J L; da Silva, M M; Campos, J A D B; Carreras, E; Tannuri, U; Zugaib, M

    2013-07-01

    To evaluate the effect of early fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) (22-24 weeks' gestation) on pulmonary response and neonatal survival in cases of extremely severe isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). This was a multicenter study involving fetuses with extremely severe CDH (lung-to-head ratio  0.05). Infant survival rate was significantly higher in the early FETO group (62.5%) compared with the standard group (11.1%) and with controls (0%) (P hypoplasia in isolated CDH. This study supports formal testing of the hypothesis with a randomized controlled trial. Copyright © 2013 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  7. Delayed recovery due to exaggerated acid, base and electrolyte imbalance in prolonged laparoscopic repair of diaphragmatic hernia

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    Rakesh Garg; Jyotsna Punj; Ravindra Pandey; Vanlal Darlong

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    The acid, base and electrolyte changes are usually observed in the perioperative settings. We report a case of prolonged laparoscopic repair of left-sided diaphragmatic hernia which involved a lot of tissue handling and fluid replacement leading to acid, base and electrolyte imbalance. A 42-year-old male underwent prolonged laparoscopic repair under general anesthesia. Intraoperatively, surgeon reported that contents of hernia includes bowel along with mesentery, spleen and lot of fatty tissu...

  8. BMP4 and LGL1 are Down Regulated in an Ovine Model of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Heather eEmmerton-Coughlin

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Background/Purpose: The molecular pathophysiology of lung hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH remains poorly understood. The Wnt signaling pathway and downstream targets, such as bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP 4 and other factors such as late gestation lung protein 1 (LGL1, are essential to normal lung development. Nitrofen-induced hypoplastic CDH rodent lungs demonstrate down regulation of the Wnt pathway including BMP4 and reduced LGL1 expression. The aim of the current study was to examine the molecular pathophysiology associated with a surgically induced CDH in an ovine model. Methods: Left thoracotomy was performed at 80 days in 14 fetal sheep; CDH was created in 7 experimental animals. Lungs were harvested at 136 days (term=145d. Lung weight and mean terminal bronchiole density (MTBD were measured to determine the degree of pulmonary hypoplasia. Quantitative real time PCR was undertaken to analyze Wnt2, Wnt7b, BMP4 and LGL1 mRNA expression. Results: Total lung weight was decreased while MTBD was increased in the CDH group (p<0.05, confirming pulmonary hypoplasia. BMP4 and LGL1 mRNA was significantly reduced in CDH lungs (p<0.05. Wnt2 mRNA was decreased, although not significantly (p<0.06. Conclusions: For the first time, down regulation of BMP4 and Lgl1 are reported in an ovine CDH model. In contrast to other animal models, these changes are persistent to near term. These findings suggest that mechanical compression from herniated viscera may play a more important role in causing pulmonary hypoplasia in CDH, rather than a primary defect in lung organogenesis.

  9. Excessive Reversal of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Ephrin Signaling Following Tracheal Occlusion in Rabbit Model of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Varisco, Brian M; Sbragia, Lourenco; Chen, Jing; Scorletti, Federico; Joshi, Rashika; Wong, Hector R; Lopes-Figueira, Rebecca; Oria, Marc; Peiro, Jose

    2016-07-19

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) causes severe pulmonary hypoplasia from herniation of abdominal contents into the thorax. Tracheal occlusion (TO) for human CDH improves survival, but morbidity and mortality remain high, and we do not fully understand the cellular pathways and processes most severely impacted by CDH and TO. We created a left diaphragmatic hernia (DH) in rabbit fetuses with subsequent TO and collected left lung sections for NextGen mRNA sequencing. DH, TO, and DHTO fetuses had comparable body and organ growth to control except for lower lung weights in DH (p<0.05). Of 13,687 expressed genes, DHTO had 687 differentially expressed genes compared to DH, but no other group-group comparison had more than 10. Considering genes in combination, many of the genes reduced in DH were more highly expressed in DHTO than in control. Benchmarking fetal rabbit lung gene expression to published lung development data, both DH and DHTO lungs were more highly correlated with the gene expression of immature lung. DNA synthesis was upregulated in DHTO compared to DH and ribosome and protein synthesis pathways were downregulated. DH reduced total and epithelial cell proliferation by half and two-thirds respectively, and DHTO increased proliferation by 2.5 and 3.4-fold respectively. Signaling pathways downregulated by DH and upregulated in DHTO were epidermal growth factor receptor signaling, ephrin signaling, and cell migration; however, levels of ephrin and EGFR signaling in DHTO exceeded that of control. Identification and inhibition of the ligands responsible for this dysregulated signaling could improve lung development in CDH.

  10. Bilious emesis as presenting symptom of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in an 8-month-old

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    Daphney Clermont

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Although congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH primarily presents in either the prenatal or neonatal period, late presentation has a reported incidence of 2.5–25%. This case report describes an 8-month-old-male who presented to the emergency department with dehydration and a 24-h history of bilious emesis. Work-up led to the diagnosis of a left-sided Bochdalek CDH. He subsequently underwent laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repair with reduction of near-total length of incarcerated bowel. The patient had an uneventful recovery. Babies born with CDH are typically unstable at birth, and even with repair, the mortality rate remains high. However, in the case of delayed CDH diagnosis where there are no perinatal issues, surgical repair has very high success rates, provided that there are no complications regarding the delay. If there is not a high index of suspicion based on the patient's history and exam, delayed diagnosis and intervention with late CDH presentations can lead to complications which could otherwise be minimized. The purpose of this case report is to raise awareness and contribute to the growing knowledge about delayed CDH presentation among physicians and surgeons to facilitate early diagnosis and care of a morbid yet manageable condition.

  11. Interval between injection of contrast material and positive contrast cheliography affects accurate diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia

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    Ismail A. Sen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical, surgical and diagnostic imaging findings in 11 cats and 3 dogs with suspected acute and chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, and to compare the results of positive contrast cheliography (peritoneography taken immediately and 5 min after the injection of contrast material. Thoracic and abdominal radiography, ultrasonography, and positive contrast cheliography of all animals were performed. Eight cases were considered as acute and six cases were considered chronic. The contrast images taken immediately after the injection of contrast material revealed the contrast material in the thoracic cavity in 8/8 acute trauma patients, but in none of the chronic cases. In 5/6 of these cases contrast material was seen in the thoracal cavity only in additional images taken after 5 min. One patient was diagnosed with FIP and excluded from the study. Twelve cases had complete resolution and one animal died during the early postoperative period. Our results suggest that positive contrast cheliography performed immediately after the injection of contrast material may not reveal chronic cases of diaphragmatic hernia and a second imaging (or imaging after 5 min is indicated in order not to overlook chronic cases.

  12. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia with concurrent aplasia of the pericardium in a foal.

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    Tăbăran, Alexandru-Flaviu; Nagy, Andras Laszlo; Cătoi, Cornel; Morar, Iancu; Tăbăran, Alexandra; Mihaiu, Marian; Bolfa, Pompei

    2015-12-30

    In veterinary medicine congenital abnormalities of the diaphragm and pericardium are rare, idiopathic malformations, being reported mainly in dogs. This report documents an unusual case of developmental defects in a foal consisting of diaphragmatic hernia concurrent with pericardial aplasia. Following a normal delivery, a full term, female Friesian stillborn foal with the placenta was presented for necropsy. External morphological examination indicated a normally developed foal. At necropsy, a large oval defect (approximately 20 × 15 cm in size) was observed in the left-dorsal side of the diaphragm (left lumbocostal triangle). This defect allowed the intestinal loops, spleen and partially the liver to translocate into the thorax. The loops of the left ascending colon, including the pelvic flexure and partially the small intestine covered the cranial and dorsal posterior parts of the heart due to the complete absence of the left pericardium. The remaining pericardium presented as a white, semi-transparent strip, partially covering the right side of the heart. The left lung and the main bronchus were severely hypoplastic to approximately one-fifth the size of their right homologue. The intermediate part of the liver, containing mainly the enlarged quadrate lobe was translocated in the thorax, severely enlarged and showed marked fibrosis. Histologically in the herniated lobes we diagnosed hepatic chronic passive congestion, telangiectasia and medial hypertrophy of blood vessels. Concomitant malformation involving diaphragmatic hernia and pericardial aplasia in horses have not been previously reported. Moreover, this is the first case describing pericardial aplasia in horse.

  13. Emergency Corrective Surgery of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia With Pulmonary Hypertension: Prolonged Use of Dexmedetomidine as a Pharmacologic Adjunct

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    Das, Badri Prasad; Singh, Anil Prasad; Singh, Ram Badan

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    Introduction: Underdevelopment of the lung parenchyma associated with abnormal growth of pulmonary vasculature in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia results in pulmonary hypertension which mandates smooth elective mechanical ventilation in postoperative period, for proper alveolar recruitment and oxygenation, allowing lungs to mature enough for its functional anatomy and physiology. Dexmedetomidine is sympatholytic, reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and exerts sedative and anal...

  14. Analysis of lamb lung development with tracheal ligation in left posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia in cases and controls

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    Mahmoud Ashrafi

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: When we perform surgery in utero, lungs have an appropriate time to decrease magnitude of hypoplasia, with surgery in uterus. METHODS: Six time-dated single-fetus ewes were selected to induce diaphragmatic hernia. Fetal lambs were divided proportionally into 2 groups, namely group 1, diaphragmatic hernia and tracheal ligation (TL group, and group 2, diaphragmatic hernia only (NL group. Morphologic assessments (weight, volume, bronchiolar branching and histological tests (lung maturation phase were performed. RESULTS: Lung weight in relation to lamb weight in the tracheal ligation group differed significantly from the control group (P<0.006 in the right lung and P<0.005 in the left lung. Other parameters were markedly different between the two groups. Lung volumes in relation to lamb weight were 29.88 ± 12.54 in the tracheal ligated group [TL] and 6.44 ± 1.84 in the non-ligated [NL] group in the right lung and 21.52 ± 7.58 in the TL group and 3.86 ± 1.90 in the NL group in the left lung. All parameters were in favor of tracheal ligation. Lung maturation phase arrested in the canalicular phase in the NL group and continued to the saccular phase in the TL group. CONCLUSIONS: Tracheal ligation resulted in more mature lungs in the TL group. KEY WORDS: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, tracheal ligation, sheep, lamb, fetal surgery.

  15. Short-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: The Impact of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Timing of Repair.

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    Danzer, Enrico; Hoffman, Casey; D'Agostino, Jo Ann; Connelly, James T; Waqar, Lindsay N; Gerdes, Marsha; Bernbaum, Judy; Rintoul, Natalie E; Herkert, Lisa M; Peranteau, William H; Flake, Alan W; Adzick, N Scott; Hedrick, Holly L

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    The purpose of this study was to assess the need and timing of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in relation to congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair as modifiers of short-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. Retrospective study. A specialized tertiary care center. Between June 2004 and February 2016, a total of 212 congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors enrolled in our follow-up program. Neurodevelopmental outcome was assessed at a median age of 22 months (range, 5-37) using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, third edition. Fifty patients (24%) required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. Four patients (8%) were repaired prior to cannulation, 25 (50%) were repaired on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and 21 (42%) were repaired after decannulation. None. Children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation scored on average 4.6 points lower on cognitive composite (p = 0.031) and 9.2 points lower on the motor composite (p < 0.001). Language scores were similar between groups. Mean scores for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia repaired on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation were significantly lower for cognition (p = 0.021) and motor (p = 0.0005) outcome. Language scores were also lower, but did not reach significance. A total of 40% of children repaired on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation scored below average in all composites, whereas only 9% of the non-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, 4% of the repaired post-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and 25% of the repaired pre-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients scored below average across all domains. Only 20% of congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors repaired on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support scored within the average range for all composite domains. Duration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support was not associated with a higher likelihood of adverse cognitive (p = 0.641), language (p = 0.147), or

  16. Abdominal complications related to type of repair for congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    St Peter, Shawn D; Valusek, Patricia A; Tsao, KuoJen; Holcomb, George W; Ostlie, Daniel J; Snyder, Charles L

    2007-06-15

    Literature on congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) over the past few decades has focused on prognostic factors and management of pulmonary hypertension/hypoplasia. Larger diaphragmatic defects may require patch closure, reported by some authors to be associated with poorer outcomes. In this study, we evaluate the impact synthetic material has on the need for subsequent abdominal operations, particularly recurrence and small bowel obstruction (SBO). After obtaining IRB approval, all patients undergoing repair of congenital diaphragmatic from January, 1994 to December, 2004 were investigated. Records from primary and subsequent admissions were reviewed to identify those patients who underwent major procedures after repair of the diaphragmatic defect. Subsequent abdominal operations in these series were recurrent CDH repair, exploration for SBO and fundoplication. Patients who died prior to hospital discharge were excluded. Statistical comparisons were made using Fisher's exact test: significance was defined as P<0.05. During the study period, there were 81 survivors from CDH repair, 24 with a synthetic patch, and 57 without. Those with a patch repair had a significantly increased risk of recurrence, small bowel obstruction, and subsequent operation (Table 1). Eleven patients had nonabsorbable mesh patches, and 13 were repaired with absorbable (Surgisis-Gold; Cook Technology Inc., West Lafayette, IN). While there were no differences in recurrence between these two groups, four patients (31%) with Surgisis developed SBO compared with one patient (9%) repaired with a nonabsorbable synthetic. Incidence of SBO and recurrent CDH in patients with a patch was higher than those who underwent primary repair. There may also be a difference in the rate of subsequent SBO depending on the type of mesh used. A prospective trial is under way at our institution to help define this issue.

  17. Hernia diagfragmática congénita derecha en el Hospital Universitario de Santander Right congenital diaphragmatic hernia at the Hospital Universitario de Santander

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    Julio César Mantilla

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La hernia diafragmática del lado derecho es una variable poco frecuente de los defectos congénitos diafragmáticos que permiten el paso del contenido abdominal a la cavidad torácica, causando graves trastornos en el desarrollo pulmonar fetal. Objetivo: Describir las características patológicas encontradas en la autopsia perinatal de un paciente con Hernia diafragmática congénita derecha en el Hospital Universitario de Santander. Caso clínico: Neonato de 35 semanas de gestación con diagnóstico prenatal de Hernia Diafragmática Congénita, quien fallece minutos después de su nacimiento debido a insuficiencia respiratoria aguda. En los hallazgos de autopsia se encuentra ausencia de la mayor parte del hemidiafragma derecho, herniación del contenido abdominal al tórax y una severa hipoplasia pulmonar. Conclusion: La Hernia diafragmática congénita del lado derecho se asocia con alta mortalidad neonatal y los hallazgos encontrados en el presente caso se correlacionan con los graves defectos estructurales pulmonares que se describen en otros casos reportados en la literatura. Salud UIS 2010; 42: 133-138Introduction: The congenital diaphragmatic hernia of the right side is the least common type of the congenital diaphragmatic defects which allows the passage of abdominal contents to the thoracic cavity, causing serious disorders on lung development. Objective: To describe the pathological features found in perinatal autopsy of a patient with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia of the right side at the Hospital Universitario de Santander. Case report: 35 weeks gestation neonate with prenatal diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, who died due to acute respiratory failure. In the autopsy be found a severe pulmonary hypoplasia and in the microscopic examination, the pulmonary alveoli collapsed. Conclusion: The congenital diaphragmatic hernia of the right side is associated with high neonatal mortality and the findings in

  18. The VICI-trial: High frequency oscillation versus conventional mechanical ventilation in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: An international multicentre randomized controlled trial

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    L. de Jongste-van den Hout (Lieke); D. Tibboel (Dick); S. Vijfhuize (Sanne); H. te Beest (Harma); W.C.J. Hop (Wim); I.K.M. Reiss (Irwin)

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    textabstractBackground: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a severe congenital anomaly of the diaphragm resulting in pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. It is associated with a high risk of mortality and pulmonary morbidity. Previous retrospective studies have reported high

  19. Newborns with diaphragmatic hernia: initial chest radiography does not have a role in predicting clinical outcome

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    Holt, Peter D.; Berdon, Walter E. [Department of Radiology, Children' s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 3959 Broadway, CHN 325, NY 10032, New York (United States); Arkovitz, Marc S.; Stolar, Charles J. [Department of Surgery, Children' s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, 3959 Broadway, CHN 325, NY 10032, New York (United States)

    2004-06-01

    The management of life-threatening congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has undergone significant change over the last two decades. When CDH was felt to be a surgical emergency treated promptly after birth, survival rates of 50% were typical. Recent changes in medical management of these patients prior to surgery have had a dramatic influence on clinical outcome with survival rates over 80%. This study was performed to assess under the current 80% survival rates whether there is predictive value in the appearance of the initial chest radiograph and clinical outcome in patients with CDH. Initial chest radiographs on 56 newborns with CDH were retrospectively reviewed for percent aeration of ipsilateral lung, percent aeration of contralateral lung, percent mediastinal shift, and content of hernia and correlated with clinical outcome. There was no significant relationship between radiographic analysis of the percent of ipsilateral lung aeration (P=0.43), contralateral aeration (P=0.52) mediastinal shift (P=0.18), or content of hernia and clinical outcome. All CDH lesions tend to ''look the same'' on radiographs, regardless of favorable or fatal outcome. Chest radiography serves to confirm the diagnosis of CDH, but does not predict outcome. (orig.)

  20. Newborns with diaphragmatic hernia: initial chest radiography does not have a role in predicting clinical outcome.

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    Holt, Peter D; Arkovitz, Marc S; Berdon, Walter E; Stolar, Charles J

    2004-06-01

    The management of life-threatening congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has undergone significant change over the last two decades. When CDH was felt to be a surgical emergency treated promptly after birth, survival rates of 50% were typical. Recent changes in medical management of these patients prior to surgery have had a dramatic influence on clinical outcome with survival rates over 80%. This study was performed to assess under the current 80% survival rates whether there is predictive value in the appearance of the initial chest radiograph and clinical outcome in patients with CDH. Initial chest radiographs on 56 newborns with CDH were retrospectively reviewed for percent aeration of ipsilateral lung, percent aeration of contralateral lung, percent mediastinal shift, and content of hernia and correlated with clinical outcome. There was no significant relationship between radiographic analysis of the percent of ipsilateral lung aeration (P=0.43), contralateral aeration (P=0.52) mediastinal shift (P=0.18), or content of hernia and clinical outcome. All CDH lesions tend to "look the same" on radiographs, regardless of favorable or fatal outcome. Chest radiography serves to confirm the diagnosis of CDH, but does not predict outcome. Copyright 2004 Springer-Verlag

  1. Posterolateral Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia in adults Hernia diafragmática posterolateral de Bochdalek en el adulto

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    José Maximiliano Garófano-Jerez

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Bochdalek hernias (BHs are produced in the posterolateral area of the diaphragm. They are generally congenital, appearing in childhood, but are also detected in asymptomatic adult patients seeking medical attention for other reasons. Computed tomography (CT or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI is used for the correct diagnosis of the hernia type and for its localization, facilitating its management and the choice of treatment. We describe three cases of Bochdalek hernia, two on the right side and one bilateral, which was larger on the right than left side. All of these hernias contained only omental fat. In one patient, the right kidney was adjacent to the diaphragmatic defect but remained within the abdomen. The patients showed no symptoms and were not surgically treated. Examination by multi-slice CT with the possibility of coronal and sagittal reconstruction should be considered the standard method for diagnosing this entity. MRI in T1 is highly valuable to evaluate fat-containing chest lesions. The incidental finding of BH in asymptomatic adults is increasing, thanks to the wider application of new imaging techniques.Las hernias de Bochdalek se producen a través de la zona posterolateral del diafragma. Generalmente son congénitas y se presentan en la infancia, pero pueden verse también en la edad adulta en pacientes asintomáticos, que consultan por patologías diversas. El uso de tomografía computarizada o resonancia magnética permite el diagnóstico correcto del tipo y localización de la hernia, lo cual facilitará su manejo y la elección del tratamiento. Presentamos 3 casos clínicos, dos tenían una hernia de Bochdalek derecha, y, el otro caso es bilateral, siendo mayor la situada en el lado derecho. En todos nuestros casos, el contenido ha sido únicamente grasa omental. No obstante, en uno de ellos, el riñón derecho se situaba adyacente al defecto diafragmático, pero dentro del abdomen. Debido a la ausencia de sintomatolog

  2. Surfactant maturation is not delayed in human fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Olivier Boucherat

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension account for significant mortality and morbidity in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH. Global lung immaturity and studies in animal models suggest the presence of surfactant deficiency that may further complicate the pathophysiology of CDH. However, data about surfactant status in human fetuses with CDH at birth are contradictory. The lack of a chronological study of surfactant content in late pregnancy has been a significant limitation. The appropriateness of administering surfactant supplements to neonates with CDH is therefore a debated question. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We investigated surfactant content in human fetuses with CDH compared to age-matched fetuses with nonpulmonary diseases used as controls. Concentrations of disaturated phosphatidylcholine and surfactant proteins were found to be similar at a given stage of pregnancy, with both components showing a similar pattern of increase with progressing pregnancy in fetuses with CDH and in control fetuses. Thyroid transcription factor 1, a critical regulator of surfactant protein transcription, similarly displayed no difference in abundance. Finally, we examined the expression of three glucocorticoid-regulated diffusible mediators involved in lung epithelial maturation, namely: keratinocyte growth factor (KGF, leptin, and neuregulin 1 beta 1 (NRG1-beta1. KGF expression decreased slightly with time in control fetuses, but remained unchanged in fetuses with CDH. Leptin and NRG1-beta1 similarly increased in late pregnancy in control and CDH lungs. These maturation factors were also determined in the sheep fetus with surgical diaphragmatic hernia, in which surfactant deficiency has been reported previously. In contrast to the findings in humans, surgical diaphragmatic hernia in the sheep fetus was associated with decreased KGF and neuregulin expression. Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion performed in

  3. Laparoscopic dual mesh repair of a diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek in a symptomatic elderly patient.

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    Dente, M; Bagarani, M

    2010-10-01

    Bochdalek hernia is a congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic defect. It is usually diagnosed in newborns and children; the mortality rate is high due to further congenital anomalies such as pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. In adulthood, the diagnosis is often incidental, while sometimes it is related to gastrointestinal or respiratory symptoms, or to herniated viscera complications. Thus, surgical treatment is advocated. We herein report a case of an 86-year-old woman with dyspnea and dysphagia. After the diagnosis by barium enema and CT scan of the herniated stomach and the greater omentum through a left side foramen of Bochdalek, she underwent a successful laparoscopic dual mesh repair and was discharged on the 6th postoperative day.

  4. Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma in a neonate with a Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia: a case report.

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    Ortiz Otero, Angela; de Prada Vicente, Inmaculada; Gutierrez Herrera, Jair; Azorín Cuadrilleros, Daniel

    2012-11-01

    The Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia (BDH) is a common birth defect that is associated with other congenital malformations. Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma (HMH) is the second most common benign hepatic tumor in children. The association between BDH and HMH or ectopic hepatic tissue is uncommon. We report a case of a female newborn with a left BDH that at surgery was incidentally found to have a tumor of 3.5 cm in maximum dimension with a serous muscular membrane. The histopathological study revealed vascular-mesenchymal stroma with bile ducts entrapped and peripheral normal hepatic tissue. These findings correlate with the diagnosis of hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma (HMH) in ectopic hepatic tissue. Our objective is to report a case of a rare association between HMH and BDH as well as discuss its differential diagnosis. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Budd-chiari syndrome caused by diaphragmatic hernia of the liver: a case report

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    Song, Jae Min; Yoon, Jung Won; Kim, Jae Wook; Chung, Woo Kyoung; Chung, Hee Sun; Kim, Joo Hyung; Choi, Jun Ho; Kim, Seung Ho [Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam (Korea, Republic of)

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    Budd-Chiari syndrome is an uncommon disorder, and it is caused by obstruction of the hepatic venous out-flow or inferior vena cava above the hepatic vein. It may result from a large number of conditions, including primary congenital obstructions of the hepatic veins or inferior vena cava by webs or bands. Secondary causes include trauma, polycythemia vera, chronic leukemia, pregnancy, tumors and use of oral contraceptives. No definitive etiologic factors have been identified in two thirds of all cases. We recently experienced a case of Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by diaphragmatic hernia in 21-year-old man. Postoperative follow up CT showed normal venous flow after reintroduction of the liver into the abdominal cavity and closure of the diaphragm defect.

  6. Morgagni's diaphragmatic hernia mimicking a severe congenital heart disease in a newborn: a case report

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Morgagni's congenital diaphragmatic defect is a rare malformation, the diagnosis of which, as in our case report, may be problematic. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this kind of hernia presenting with signs and symptoms of severe cardiac malformation. Case presentation We report the case of a three-month-old Caucasian baby boy, who presented with heart failure and severe pulmonary hypertension. Compression of the heart by a bowel loop in the chest led to an incorrect diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Conclusions Even in this era of highly sophisticated diagnostic tools, a simple radiograph can provide sufficient information for a precise, rapid diagnosis.

  7. Polyhydramnios with bidirectional fetal ductus arteriosus flow in a fetus with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: case report.

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    Aguilera, Marijo; Ramin, Kirk; Nyholm, Jessica; Gidvani, Monisha; Jacobs, Katherine; Sivanandam, Shanthi

    2011-06-01

    The etiology of polyhydramnios may be attributed to either increased production of amniotic fluid (fetal polyuria or high-output cardiac failure) or decreased fetal swallowing (obstruction or neurological impairment). Although idiopathic polyhydramnios occurs in nearly half of all cases, it is often associated with fetal abnormalities. Fetal ductus arteriosus flow is normally from right to left. We report a case of antenatally detected bidirectional fetal ductus arteriosus flow diagnosed concomitantly with polyhydramnios. Amnioreduction was performed due to severe maternal symptoms, which resulted in correction of the fetal ductus arteriosus flow. Postnatal diagnosis of a Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia indicates that our sonographic findings collectively may have been a diagnostic clue. © Thieme Medical Publishers.

  8. Conversion to central cannulation following azygous vein cannulation in right congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Full Text Available Right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (R-CDH can be associated with variations in anatomy that make extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO cannulation challenging. We report a case of azygous vein cannulation in a R-CDH patient requiring ECMO. The venous cannula passed directly from the right internal jugular vein into the azygous vein and failed to provide adequate venous return. Cannula repositioning was unsuccessful which led to an urgent planned conversion to central cannulation with a successful outcome. The risk of azygous vein cannulation is increased in patients with R-CDH due to the anatomic distortions that are unique to this subset. Azygous vein cannulation should be considered when inadequate venous return on the ECMO circuit occurs, especially in a R-CDH patient. Central cannulation should be available if the venous cannula cannot be repositioned into the superior vena cava (SVC.

  9. Down-regulation of N-deacetylase-N-sulfotransferase-1 signaling in the developing diaphragmatic vasculature of nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Takahashi, Toshiaki; Friedmacher, Florian; Zimmer, Julia; Puri, Prem

    2017-06-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has been attributed to various developmental abnormalities of the underlying tissue components. N-deacetylase-N-sulfotransferase-1 (Ndst1) is a strongly expressed biosynthetic enzyme in endothelial cells, which has recently been identified as an important factor during diaphragmatic vascularization. Loss of endothelial Ndst1 has been demonstrated to cause angiogenic defects in the developing diaphragm and disrupt normal diaphragmatic development. Furthermore, deficiency of Ndst1 diminishes the expression of slit homolog 3 (Slit3), a known CDH-related gene that has been associated with reduced vascular density and muscle defects in the diaphragm of Slit3 -/- mice. We hypothesized that expression of Ndst1 and Slit3 is decreased in the diaphragmatic vasculature of fetal rats with nitrofen-induced CDH. Time-mated rats received either nitrofen or vehicle on gestational day 9 (D9). Fetal diaphragms were microdissected on D13, D15 and D18, and divided into control and nitrofen-exposed specimens. Gene expression levels of Ndst1 and Slit3 were assessed using qRT-PCR. Immunofluorescence-double-staining for Ndst1 and Slit3 was performed to evaluate protein expression and localization. Relative mRNA expression of Ndst1 and Slit3 was significantly decreased in pleuroperitoneal folds (D13), developing diaphragms (D15) and fully muscularized diaphragms (D18) of nitrofen-exposed fetuses compared to controls. Confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy revealed markedly diminished Ndst1 and Slit3 expression in endothelial cells within the diaphragmatic vasculature on D13, D15 and D18 compared to controls. Down-regulation of Ndst1 signaling in the developing diaphragm may impair endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis, thus leading to defective diaphragmatic vascular development and CDH. Ib. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Extracorporeal life support in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: how long should we treat?

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    Kays, David W; Islam, Saleem; Richards, Douglas S; Larson, Shawn D; Perkins, Joy M; Talbert, James L

    2014-04-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a frequently lethal birth defect and, despite advances, extracorporeal life support (ie, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO]) is commonly required for severely affected patients. Published data suggest that CDH survival after 2 weeks on ECMO is poor. Many centers limit duration of ECMO support. We conducted a single-institution retrospective review of 19 years of CDH patients treated with ECMO, designed to evaluate which factors affect survival and duration of ECMO and define how long patients should be supported. Of two hundred and forty consecutive CDH patients without lethal associated anomalies, 96 were treated with ECMO and 72 (75%) survived. Eighty required a single run of ECMO and 65 survived (81%), 16 required a second ECMO run and 7 survived (44%). Of patients still on ECMO at 2 weeks, 56% survived, at 3 weeks 46% survived, and at 4 weeks, 43% of patients still on ECMO survived to discharge. After 5 weeks of ECMO, survival had dropped to 15%, and after 40 days of ECMO support there were no survivors. Apgar score at 1 minute, Apgar score at 5 minutes, and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group predicted survival all correlated with survival on ECMO, need for second ECMO, and duration of ECMO. Lung-to-head ratio also correlated with duration of ECMO. All survivors were discharged breathing spontaneously with no support other than nasal cannula oxygen if needed. In patients with severe CDH, improvement in pulmonary function sufficient to wean from ECMO can take 4 weeks or longer, and might require a second ECMO run. Pulmonary outcomes in these CDH patients can still be excellent, and the assignment of arbitrary ECMO treatment durations <4 weeks should be avoided. Copyright © 2014 American College of Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Gastrostomy tube placement in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Frequency, predictors, and growth outcomes.

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    Rudra, Sharmistha; Adibe, Obinna O; Malcolm, William F; Smith, P Brian; Cotten, C Michael; Greenberg, Rachel G

    2016-12-01

    Gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement is a common intervention for newborns with severe feeding difficulties. Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are at high risk for feeding problems. Prevalence of G-tube placement and consequent nutritional outcomes of infants with CDH and G-tubes has not been described. Determine factors associated with G-tube placement and growth in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Retrospective cohort study of infants with CDH to evaluate the association of G-tube placement with risk factors using logistic regression. We also assessed the association between growth velocity and G-tube placement and other risk factors using linear regression. The subjects of the study were infants with CDH treated at Duke University Medical Center from 1997 to 2013. Weight gain in infants with CDH that had G-tube placement compared to those infants with CDH that did not. Of the 123 infants with CDH, 85 (69%) survived and G-tubes were placed in 25/85 (29%) survivors. On adjusted analysis, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (OR=11.26 [95% CI: 1.92-65.89]; P=0.01) and proton pump inhibitor use (OR=17.29 [3.98-75.14], P≤0.001) were associated with G-tube placement. Infants without G-tubes had a growth velocity of 6.5g/day (95% CI: 2.5-10.4) more than infants with G-tubes. Survivors with more complex inpatient courses were more likely to receive G-tubes. Further investigation is needed to identify optimal feeding practices for infants with CDH. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: endotracheal fluid phospholipidic profile following tracheal occlusion in an experimental model.

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    Pelizzo, Gloria; Mimmi, Maria Chiara; Peiro, Jose Luis; Marotta, Mario; Amoroso, Francesco; Fusillo, Mario; Carlini, Veronica; Calcaterra, Valeria

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    To compare endotracheal fluid (EF) and amniotic fluid (AF) phospholipidic profile changes following tracheal occlusion (TO) in the congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) fetal lamb model, in order to support the efficacy of TO on lung maturity. A diaphragmatic defect was induced at 70 days' gestation, TO was carried out at day 102 and cesarean section at 136 days' gestation. EF and AF samples, collected at delivery, were evaluated using mass spectrometry (the analysis focused on palmitoyloleoyl-phosphatidylcholine [POPC, PC(18:1/16:0)], dipalmitoyl-phosphatidylcholine [DPPC, PC(16:0/16:0)] and sphingomyelins [SMs]). The effects of CDH and TO were different on AF and EF. POPC levels were higher than DPPC levels in AF of healthy lambs. Following induction of the diaphragmatic malformation, an evident decrease in POPC was noted, while a substantial return to normal POPC levels and an increased DPPC peak were prompted by the TO. After CDH induction, a decrease in N-palmitoyl-D-sphingomyelin [SM(d18:1/16:0)] was revealed (P<0.01) and an increased peak in SMs in AF was prompted by the TO (P=0.05). While the most represented phosphatidylcholine (PC) species in EF of healthy lambs was DPPC, CDH induced a decrease in the DPPC peak and treatment with TO induced its partial recovery. SMs were detectable only in healthy EF samples. The phospholipid recovery profile following TO suggests the potential role of this therapy in restoring processes involved in surfactant-mediated lung maturation, even though other interactions involved in AF turnover should be considered. Moreover, these metabolites could be used as biomarkers of fetal pulmonary development.

  13. Radiological diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in 17th century Korean mummy.

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    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a birth defect of the diaphragm resulting in pulmonary sequelae that threaten the lives of infants. In computed tomography (CT images of a 17th century middle-aged male mummy (the Andong mummy, we observed that the abdominal contents had protruded into the right thoracic cavity through the diaphragmatic defect, accompanied by a mediastinal shift to the left. On autopsy, the defect in the right posterolateral aspect of the diaphragm was reconfirmed, as was the herniation of the abdominal organs. The herniated contents included the right lobe of the liver, the pyloric part of the stomach, a part of the greater omentum, and the right colic flexure connecting the superior part of the ascending colon and the right part of the transverse colon. Taking our CT and autopsy results together, this case was diagnosed as the Bochdalek-type CDH. Herein we make the first ever report of a CT-assisted diagnosis of a pre-modern historical case of CDH. Our results show the promising utility of this modality in investigations of mummified human remains archaeologically obtained.

  14. Radiological Diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in 17th Century Korean Mummy

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    Kim, Yi-Suk; Lee, In Sun; Jung, Go-Un; Kim, Myeung Ju; Oh, Chang Seok; Yoo, Dong Su; Lee, Won-Joon; Lee, Eunju; Cha, Soon Chul; Shin, Dong Hoon

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect of the diaphragm resulting in pulmonary sequelae that threaten the lives of infants. In computed tomography (CT) images of a 17th century middle-aged male mummy (the Andong mummy), we observed that the abdominal contents had protruded into the right thoracic cavity through the diaphragmatic defect, accompanied by a mediastinal shift to the left. On autopsy, the defect in the right posterolateral aspect of the diaphragm was reconfirmed, as was the herniation of the abdominal organs. The herniated contents included the right lobe of the liver, the pyloric part of the stomach, a part of the greater omentum, and the right colic flexure connecting the superior part of the ascending colon and the right part of the transverse colon. Taking our CT and autopsy results together, this case was diagnosed as the Bochdalek-type CDH. Herein we make the first ever report of a CT-assisted diagnosis of a pre-modern historical case of CDH. Our results show the promising utility of this modality in investigations of mummified human remains archaeologically obtained. PMID:24988465

  15. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: neonatal outcomes following referral to a paediatric surgical centre.

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    Chukwu, J

    2012-02-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare malformation observed in approximately 1 in 3000 live births. Estimates of postnatal survival range from 50 to 70% despite advances in neonatal care. Antenatal diagnosis is associated with termination of pregnancy in 25-50% pregnancy internationally which may not be reflective of the Irish population. We aimed to evaluate the mortality of infants with CDH who survived to admission in a tertiary referral paediatric hospital between 1996 and 2007. The Hospital In-Patient Enquiry system was used to determine the number of neonatal referrals for CDH to OLHSC between 1996 and 2007. Mortality, sex distribution, length of patient stay and the number of cases per year were examined. 141 neonates with CDH were over 12 years with approximately 12 referrals per annum of which 82 (58%) were male and 59 (42%) female. The average length of stay in the hospital was 33 (range 0-364) days. Overall 71% of the patients survived to discharge. In the first epoch (1996-2001) survival was 63% compared with 78% in the later epoch (2002-7). The overall survival for neonates with CDH presenting to OLCHC during the 12 year-period was 71% although this improved to 78% in recent epoch. Further study of associated congenital anomalies, number of terminations of pregnancy, complexity of the diaphragmatic defect and degree of pulmonary hypertension are required to compare this population with other international centres.

  16. Fetal Stomach Position Predicts Neonatal Outcomes in Isolated Left-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Basta, Amaya M; Lusk, Leslie A; Keller, Roberta L; Filly, Roy A

    2016-01-01

    We sought to determine the relationship between the degree of stomach herniation by antenatal sonography and neonatal outcomes in fetuses with isolated left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We retrospectively reviewed neonatal medical records and antenatal sonography of fetuses with isolated left CDH cared for at a single institution (2000-2012). Fetal stomach position was classified on sonography as follows: intra-abdominal, anterior left chest, mid-to-posterior left chest, or retrocardiac (right chest). Ninety fetuses were included with 70% surviving to neonatal discharge. Stomach position was intra-abdominal in 14% (n = 13), anterior left chest in 19% (n = 17), mid-to-posterior left chest in 41% (n = 37), and retrocardiac in 26% (n = 23). Increasingly abnormal stomach position was linearly associated with an increased odds of death (OR 4.8, 95% CI 2.1-10.9), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO; OR 5.6, 95% CI 1.9-16.7), nonprimary diaphragmatic repair (OR 2.7, 95% CI 1.4-5.5), prolonged mechanical ventilation (OR 5.9, 95% CI 2.3-15.6), and prolonged respiratory support (OR 4.0, 95% CI 1.6-9.9). All fetuses with intra-abdominal stomach position survived without substantial respiratory morbidity or need for ECMO. Fetal stomach position is strongly associated with neonatal outcomes in isolated left CDH. This objective tool may allow for accurate prognostication in a variety of clinical settings. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  17. Radiographic findings in late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia: helpful imaging findings

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    Muzzafar, Sofia; Swischuk, Leonard E.; Jadhav, Siddharth P. [University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Galveston, TX (United States)

    2012-03-15

    Imaging findings in delayed presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia can be confusing and misleading, resulting in a delay in diagnosis. To evaluate the often puzzling plain film findings of late-presenting CDH in an effort to determine whether any of the findings could be helpful in arriving at an early diagnosis. We reviewed and documented the plain film findings and clinical data in eight patients seen during the last 20 years with late-presenting CDH. IRB exempt status was obtained in this study. There were five boys and three girls. The age range was 4 months to 12 years with a mean of 2.4 years. Five children presented with acute respiratory problems while three presented with acute abdominal pain. Two children presented with both respiratory and abdominal findings and one also presented with hematemesis. Two children had radiographic findings that were not difficult to analyze while the remaining six had findings that posed initial diagnostic problems. Although not common, late-presenting CDH can result in confusing plain film radiographic findings and a delay in diagnosis. We found that the most important finding in analyzing these radiographs is in evaluating the location and position of the gastric bubble with the more common left-side hernias. (orig.)

  18. Right posterior diaphragmatic hernia (Bochdalek) with liver involvement and alteration of hepatic outflow in adult: a case report.

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    Banchini, Filippo; Santoni, Roberta; Banchini, Antonio; Bodini, Flavio Cesare; Capelli, Patrizio

    2016-01-01

    Posterior right diaphragmatic hernia is rare in newborn patients but when present, is accompanied by high mortality. Pulmonary hypoplasia seems to be the main cause of death but the presence of liver involvement remains one of the reasons for poor prognosis even when intrauterine surgery is performed. In this article, we will present a rare case that was diagnosed by chance in a 65-year old adult presenting with an adenocarcinoma of the rectosigmoid junction and a right Bochdalek hernia with liver herniation and modification of the hepatic vein outflow with a natural right to left shunt. Diaphragmatic repair was performed on the patient with a mash and simultaneous colorectal resection. Intraoperatively, the exceptional natural modification of the hepatic outflow and alteration of the caval system was evident. This case report represent an extremely rare anatomic variation and could be useful to give new important information on the evolution that occur in foetal life.

  19. Prenatal modulation of the developing lung in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: functional, morphological, and biological consequences for the neonatal lung

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    2016-01-01

    INTRODUCTION. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) combines a congenital malformation of the diaphragm with lung hypoplasia, leading to severe respiratory distress and intractable pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Despite advances in prenatal diagnosis and neonatal intensive care, CDH is associated with high mortality and devastating morbidities. In the absence of curative treatment, numerous prenatal therapies have been used experimentally with varying success. So far, only fetal trach...

  20. Challenges to cannulation for extracorporeal support in neonates with right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Fisher, Jason C; Jefferson, Rashida A; Kuenzler, Keith A; Stolar, Charles J H; Arkovitz, Marc S

    2007-12-01

    Right-sided diaphragmatic defects represent less than 20% of all congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH). Recent data suggest that right CDH (R-CDH) may carry a disproportionately high morbidity as well as increased rates of extracorporeal support when compared with left CDH. Treatment of infants with R-CDH may be further complicated by anatomical distortion unique to right-sided defects. We report 2 cases of azygous vein cannulation in neonates with large isolated R-CDH. Both infants had postnatal deteriorations within 48 hours, met our criteria for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and underwent venoarterial cannulations through the right neck. In each case, the venous cannula passed directly into the azygous vein and failed to provide adequate ECMO support. Echocardiography confirmed both cases of azygous cannulation. In one child, the right atrium was successfully cannulated after 90 minutes of extensive cannula manipulation. This child survived a 5-day ECMO course and is alive at 22-month follow-up. In the second child, despite prolonged efforts at cannula repositioning, cannulation of the right atrium was not achieved. We did not offer central cannulation because of a rapidly deteriorating clinical course, with expiration in several hours. At autopsy, a dilated azygous vein was evident as a result of inferior vena cava compression by a malpositioned liver. The possibility of azygous vein cannulation may be increased in neonates with R-CDH and has not been previously reported. When evaluating infants with R-CDH for ECMO, clinicians must recognize the possibility of azygous cannulation and its potentially lethal consequences, and should anticipate alternative venous cannulation.

  1. Balloon removal after fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion for congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Jiménez, Julio A; Eixarch, Elisenda; DeKoninck, Philip; Bennini, João R; Devlieger, Roland; Peralta, Cleisson F; Gratacos, Eduard; Deprest, Jan

    2017-07-01

    Isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia defect allows viscera to herniate into the chest, competing for space with the developing lungs. At birth, pulmonary hypoplasia leads to respiratory insufficiency and persistent pulmonary hypertension that is lethal in up to 30% of patients. Antenatal measurement of lung size and liver herniation can predict survival after birth. Prenatal intervention aims at stimulating lung development, clinically achieved by percutaneous fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion under local anesthesia. This in utero treatment requires a second intervention to reestablish the airway, either before birth or at delivery. To describe our experience with in utero endotracheal balloon removal. This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on consecutive patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated in utero by fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion from 3 centers. Maternal and pregnancy-associated variables were retrieved. Balloon removal attempts were categorized as elective or emergency and by technique (in utero: ultrasound-guided puncture; fetoscopy; ex utero: on placental circulation or postnatal tracheoscopy). We performed 351 balloon insertions during a 144-month period. In 9 cases removal was attempted outside fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion centers, 3 of which were deemed impossible and led to neonatal death. We attempted 302 in-house balloon removals in 292 fetuses (217 elective [71.8%], 85 emergency [28.2%]) at 33.4 ± 0.1 weeks (range: 28.9-37.1), with a mean interval to delivery of 16.6 ± 0.8 days (0-85). Primary attempt was by fetoscopy in 196 (67.1%), by ultrasound-guided puncture in 62 (21.2%), by tracheoscopy on placental circulation in 30 (10.3%), and postnatal tracheoscopy in 4 cases (1.4%); a second attempt was required in 10 (3.4%) cases. Each center had different preferences for primary technique selection. In elective removals, we found no differences in the interval to delivery between fetoscopic

  2. Heart hypoplasia in an animal model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia Hipoplasia cardíaca em modelo animal de hérnia diafragmática congênita

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    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: In previous papers, we described a new experimental model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in rabbits, and we also reported noninvasive therapeutic strategies for prevention of the functional and structural immaturity of the lungs associated with this defect. In addition to lung hypoplasia, pulmonary hypertension, biochemical, and structural immaturity of the lungs, the hemodynamics of infants and animals with congenital diaphragmatic hernia are markedly altered. Hence, cardiac hypoplasia has been implicated as a possible cause of death in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and it is hypothesized to be a probable consequence of fetal mediastinal compression by the herniated viscera. Cardiac hypoplasia has also been reported in lamb and rat models of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The purpose of the present experiment was to verify the occurrence of heart hypoplasia in our new model of surgically produced congenital diaphragmatic hernia in fetal rabbits. METHODS: Twelve pregnant New Zealand rabbits underwent surgery on gestational day 24 or 25 (normal full gestational time - 31 to 32 days to create left-sided diaphragmatic hernias in 1 or 2 fetuses per each doe. On gestational day 30, all does again underwent surgery, and the delivered fetuses were weighed and divided into 2 groups: control (non-surgically treated fetuses (n = 12 and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (n = 9. The hearts were collected, weighed, and submitted for histologic and histomorphometric studies. RESULTS: During necropsy, it was noted that in all congenital diaphragmatic hernia fetuses, the left lobe of the liver herniated throughout the surgically created defect and occupied the left side of the thorax, with the deviation of the heart to the right side, compressing the left lung; consequently, this lung was smaller than the right one. The body weights of the animals were not altered by congenital diaphragmatic hernia, but heart weights were decreased

  3. Mutations in BMPR2 are not present in patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Chiu, Joanne S; Ma, Lijiang; Wynn, Julia; Krishnan, Usha; Rosenzweig, Erika B; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc; Warner, Brad W; Lim, Foong-Yen; Mychaliska, George B; Azarow, Kenneth; Cusick, Robert A; Chung, Dai H; Chung, Wendy K

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a prevalent major congenital anomaly with significant morbidity and mortality. Thirty to 40% mortality in CDH is largely attributed to pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). We hypothesized that the underlying genetic risk factors for hereditary PH are shared with CDH associated PH. Participants were recruited as part of the Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration; Advancing Molecular Science (DHREAMS) study, a prospective cohort of neonates with a diaphragmatic defect enrolled from 2005 to 2012. PH affected patients with available DNA for sequencing had one of the following: moderate or severe PH on echocardiography at 3months of age; moderate of severe PH at 1month of age with death occurring prior to the 3month echocardiogram; or on PH medications at 1month of age. We sequenced the coding regions of the hereditary PH genes bone morphogenetic protein receptor type II (BMPR2), caveolin 1 (CAV1) and potassium channel subfamily K, member 3 (KCNK3) to screen for mutations. There were 29 CDH patients with PH including 16 males and 13 females. Sequencing of BMPR2, CAV1, and KCNK3 coding regions did not identify any pathogenic variants in these genes. Prognosis study LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level IV. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Tracheomegaly: a complication of fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion in the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    McHugh, Kieran; Afaq, Asim; Roebuck, Derek J. [Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Radiology Department, London (United Kingdom); Broderick, Nigel [Nottingham University Hospitals, Radiology Department, Nottingham (United Kingdom); Gabra, Hany O.; Elliott, Martin J. [Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, London (United Kingdom)

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    Fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) is a promising treatment for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a condition that carries significant morbidity and mortality. It is hypothesised that balloon occlusion of the fetal trachea leads to an improvement in lung growth and development. The major documented complications of FETO to date are related to preterm delivery. To report a series of five infants who developed tracheomegaly following FETO. Review of all children referred with tracheomegaly to the paediatric intensive care and tracheal service at two referral centres. Five neonates presented with features of respiratory distress shortly after birth and were subsequently found to have marked tracheomegaly. Two neonates had tracheomalacia in addition. There are no previous reports in the literature describing tracheomalacia, or more specifically, tracheomegaly, as a consequence of FETO. We propose that the particularly compliant fetal airway is at risk of mechanical damage from in utero balloon occlusion. This observation of a new problem in this cohort suggests a thorough evaluation of the trachea should be performed in children who have had FETO in utero. It may be that balloon occlusion of the trachea earlier in utero (before 26 weeks' gestation) predisposes to this condition. (orig.)

  5. Use of renal near-infrared spectroscopy measurements in congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients on ECMO.

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    Lau, Patricio E; Cruz, Stephanie; Garcia-Prats, Joseph; Cuevas, Milenka; Rhee, Christopher; Cass, Darrell L; Horne, Sarah E; Lee, Timothy C; Welty, Stephen E; Olutoye, Oluyinka O

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    This study tests the hypothesis that renal tissue oxygen saturation as measured by Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) would correlate with urine output in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Between 2012 and 2015, neonates with CDH were enrolled as part of a comprehensive study that provided renal/cerebral/abdominal NIRS monitoring for the duration of ECMO support. Continuous NIRS measurements, mean arterial pressure, and urine output were recorded. Periods of anuria (NU), adequate urine output >1ml/kg/h (AU), and low urine output anuria (84±6%, 76±3%, and 67±6%, p76% as highly predictive of adequate urine output (AUC=0.96). MAP was significantly lower only in anuric patients, 36.42±10.26, compared to patients with AU and LU - 42.99±5.25 and 42.85±7.4, respectively (p<0.001). Renal NIRS measurements correlate with urine production. Lower values are noted as urine output declines and precedes a decline in MAP. Renal NIRS may have promise as a non-invasive means of determining adequacy of renal perfusion and urine output in neonates with complex fluid shifts. IIb. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Timing of repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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    Partridge, Emily A; Peranteau, William H; Rintoul, Natalie E; Herkert, Lisa M; Flake, Alan W; Adzick, N Scott; Hedrick, Holly L

    2015-02-01

    The optimal timing of repair for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is controversial. Repair during ECMO may improve respiratory function by restoring normal anatomy. However, there is increased risk of complications including surgical bleeding. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of timing of CDH repair on outcomes in a large cohort of patients treated at a single institution. We retrospectively reviewed charts of all CDH patients in our Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program from 2004 to 2013. Categorical variables were analyzed by Fisher's exact test and continuous variables by Mann-Whitney t-test (pECMO support during the study dates. Of these, 16 patients did not survive to repair, 3 patients were repaired prior to cannulation, 41 patients were repaired during ECMO, and 17 patients were repaired after decannulation. Survival was 67%, 43.9%, and 100% for those repaired prior to, during, or post ECMO, respectively, with statistical significance associated with repair after decannulation (PECMO, while no significant bleeding occurred in patients repaired after decannulation (P=0.003). Outcomes were improved in CDH patients undergoing surgical repair following ECMO with significantly increased survival, lower rates of surgical bleeding, and decreased total duration of ECMO therapy compared to patients repaired on ECMO. In patients who can be successfully weaned from ECMO, our study supports a role for delayed repair off ECMO with reduced operative morbidity and increased survival. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  7. Ventricular Performance is Associated with Need for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Newborns with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Altit, Gabriel; Bhombal, Shazia; Van Meurs, Krisa; Tacy, Theresa A

    2017-12-01

    To compare echocardiography (ECHO) findings of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to non-ECMO treated patients. We reviewed clinical and ECHO data of newborns with CDH born between 2009 and 2016. Exclusions included major anomalies, genetic syndromes, or no ECHO prior to ECMO. Pulmonary hypertension was assessed by ductal shunting and tricuspid regurgitant jet. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) assessed function by quantifying deformation. Patients with CDH (15 ECMO and 29 with no ECMO) were analyzed. Most patients had a left CDH (88.6%). Age at ECHO was similar between groups. Outborn status (P = .009) and liver position (P = .009) were associated with need for ECMO. Compared with non-ECMO patients, patients who required ECMO had significantly decreased left and right ventricular function by both conventional and STE measures, as well as decreased right and left ventricular output. The right ventricular eccentricity index was higher in ECMO vs non-ECMO patients (2.2 vs 1.8, P = .02). There was no difference in pulmonary hypertension between CDH groups. Need for ECMO was associated with decreased left and right ventricular function, as assessed by standard and STE measures. There was no difference in pulmonary hypertension between non ECMO and ECMO patients. Abnormal cardiac function may explain nonresponse to pulmonary vasodilators in patients with CDH. Management strategies to improve cardiac function may reduce the need for ECMO in newborns with CDH. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Pulmonary ventilation and micro-structural findings in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Spoel, Marjolein; Marshall, Helen; IJsselstijn, Hanneke; Parra-Robles, Juan; van der Wiel, Els; Swift, Andrew J; Rajaram, Smitha; Tibboel, Dick; Tiddens, Harm A W M; Wild, Jim M

    2016-05-01

    With increasing survival of patients with more severe forms of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and risk of long-term respiratory morbidity, studies on lung morphology are needed. We used hyperpolarised (3) He MRI and anatomical (1) H MRI in a cohort of young adult CDH patients to image regional lung ventilation and microstructure, focusing on morphological and micro-structural (alveolar) abnormalities. Nine patients with left-sided CDH, born 1975-1993, were studied. Regional ventilation was imaged with hyperpolarised (3) He MRI, and the (3) He apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) was computed separately for the ipsilateral and contralateral lungs. (1) H MRI was used to image lung anatomy, total lung volume and motion during free-breathing. (3) He MRI showed ventilation abnormalities in six patients, ranging from a single ipsilateral ventilation defect (3 patients) to multiple ventilation defects in both lungs (one patient treated with extra corporeal membrane oxygenation). In eight patients, (3) He ADC values for the ipsilateral lung were significantly higher than those for the contralateral lung. Functional and micro-structural changes persist into adulthood in most CDH patients. Ipsilateral elevated (3) He ADC values are consistent with enlargement of mean dimensions of the confining lung micro-structure at the alveolar level. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Prematurity and fetal lung response after tracheal occlusion in fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Sananes, Nicolas; Rodo, Carlota; Peiro, Jose Luis; Britto, Ingrid Schwach Werneck; Sangi-Haghpeykar, Haleh; Favre, Romain; Joal, Arnaud; Gaudineau, Adrien; Silva, Marcos Marques da; Tannuri, Uenis; Zugaib, Marcelo; Carreras, Elena; Ruano, Rodrigo

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    To evaluate the independent association of fetal pulmonary response and prematurity to postnatal outcomes after fetal tracheal occlusion for congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Fetal pulmonary response, prematurity (<37 weeks at delivery) and extreme prematurity (<32 weeks at delivery) were evaluated and compared between survivors and non-survivors at 6 months of life. Multivariable analysis was conducted with generalized linear mixed models for variables significantly associated with survival in univariate analysis. Eighty-four infants were included, of whom 40 survived (47.6%) and 44 died (52.4%). Univariate analysis demonstrated that survival was associated with greater lung response (p=0.006), and the absence of extreme preterm delivery (p=0.044). In multivariable analysis, greater pulmonary response after FETO was an independent predictor of survival (aOR 1.87, 95% CI 1.08-3.33, p=0.023), whereas the presence of extreme prematurity was not statistically associated with mortality after controlling for fetal pulmonary response (aOR 0.52, 95% CI 0.12-2.30, p=0.367). Fetal pulmonary response after FETO is the most important factor associated with survival, independently from the gestational age at delivery.

  10. Variants in GATA4 Are a Rare Cause of Familial and Sporadic Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Yu, Lan; Wynn, Julia; Cheung, Yee Him; Shen, Yufeng; Mychaliska, George B.; Crombleholme, Timothy M.; Azarow, Kenneth S.; Lim, Foong Yen; Chung, Dai H.; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W.; Bucher, Brian; Stolar, Charles; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc S.; Chung, Wendy K.

    2012-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is characterized by incomplete formation of the diaphragm, occurring as either an isolated defect or in association with other anomalies. Genetic factors including aneuploidies and copy number variants are important in the pathogenesis of many cases of CDH, but few single genes have been definitively implicated in human CDH. In this study, we used whole exome sequencing (WES) to identify a paternally inherited novel missense GATA4 variant (c. 754C>T, p. R252W) in a familial case of CDH with incomplete penetrance. Phenotypic characterization of the family included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest and abdomen demonstrating asymptomatic defects in the diaphragm in the two “unaffected” missense variant carriers. Screening 96 additional CDH patients identified a de novo heterozygous GATA4 variant (c.848G>A; p.R283H) in a non-isolated CDH patient. In summary, GATA4 is implicated in both familial and sporadic CDH, and our data suggests that WES may be a powerful tool to discover rare variants for CDH. PMID:23138528

  11. Outcomes of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in the modern era of management

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    Wynn, Julia; Krishnan, Usha; Aspelund, Gudrun; Zhang, Yuan; Duong, Jimmy; Stolar, Charles JH; Hahn, Eunice; Pietsch, John; Chung, Dai; Moore, Donald; Austin, Eric; Mychaliska, George; Gajarski, Robert; Foong, Yen-Lim; Michelfelder, Erik; Potolka, Douglas; Bucher, Brian; Warner, Brad; Grady, Mark; Azarow, Ken; Fletcher, Scott E; Kutty, Shelby; Delaney, Jeff; Crombleholme, Timothy; Rosenzweig, Erika; Chung, Wendy; Arkovitz, Marc S

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    Objective To identify clinical factors associated with pulmonary hypertension and mortality in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Study design A prospective cohort of neonates with a diaphragm defect identified at one of seven collaborating medical centers was studied. Echocardiograms were performed at one month and three months of age and analyzed at a central core by two cardiologists independently. Degree of pulmonary hypertension and survival were tested for association with clinical variables using Fischers exact test, chi-square and regression analysis. Results 220 patients met inclusion criteria. Worse pulmonary hypertension measured at one month of life was associated with higher mortality. Other factors associated with mortality were need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), patients inborn at the treating center and patients with a prenatal diagnosis of CDH. Interestingly, patients with right sided CDH did not have worse outcomes. Conclusions Severity of pulmonary hypertension is associated with mortality in CDH. Other factors associated with mortality were birth weight, gestational age at birth, inborn status and need for ECMO. PMID:23375362

  12. Outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the modern era of management.

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    Wynn, Julia; Krishnan, Usha; Aspelund, Gudrun; Zhang, Yuan; Duong, Jimmy; Stolar, Charles J H; Hahn, Eunice; Pietsch, John; Chung, Dai; Moore, Donald; Austin, Eric; Mychaliska, George; Gajarski, Robert; Foong, Yen-Lim; Michelfelder, Erik; Potolka, Douglas; Bucher, Brian; Warner, Brad; Grady, Mark; Azarow, Ken; Fletcher, Scott E; Kutty, Shelby; Delaney, Jeff; Crombleholme, Timothy; Rosenzweig, Erika; Chung, Wendy; Arkovitz, Marc S

    2013-07-01

    To identify clinical factors associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and mortality in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). A prospective cohort of neonates with a diaphragm defect identified at 1 of 7 collaborating medical centers was studied. Echocardiograms were performed at 1 month and 3 months of age and analyzed at a central core by 2 cardiologists independently. Degree of PH and survival were tested for association with clinical variables using Fischer exact test, χ(2), and regression analysis. Two hundred twenty patients met inclusion criteria. Worse PH measured at 1 month of life was associated with higher mortality. Other factors associated with mortality were need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, patients inborn at the treating center, and patients with a prenatal diagnosis of CDH. Interestingly, patients with right sided CDH did not have worse outcomes. Severity of PH is associated with mortality in CDH. Other factors associated with mortality were birth weight, gestational age at birth, inborn status, and need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Copyright © 2013 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Variants in GATA4 are a rare cause of familial and sporadic congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Yu, Lan; Wynn, Julia; Cheung, Yee Him; Shen, Yufeng; Mychaliska, George B; Crombleholme, Timothy M; Azarow, Kenneth S; Lim, Foong Yen; Chung, Dai H; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W; Bucher, Brian; Stolar, Charles; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc S; Chung, Wendy K

    2013-03-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is characterized by incomplete formation of the diaphragm occurring as either an isolated defect or in association with other anomalies. Genetic factors including aneuploidies and copy number variants are important in the pathogenesis of many cases of CDH, but few single genes have been definitively implicated in human CDH. In this study, we used whole exome sequencing (WES) to identify a paternally inherited novel missense GATA4 variant (c.754C>T; p.R252W) in a familial case of CDH with incomplete penetrance. Phenotypic characterization of the family included magnetic resonance imaging of the chest and abdomen demonstrating asymptomatic defects in the diaphragm in the two "unaffected" missense variant carriers. Screening 96 additional CDH patients identified a de novo heterozygous GATA4 variant (c.848G>A; p.R283H) in a non-isolated CDH patient. In summary, GATA4 is implicated in both familial and sporadic CDH, and our data suggests that WES may be a powerful tool to discover rare variants for CDH.

  14. Stomach position versus liver-to-thoracic volume ratio in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Cordier, Anne-Gaël; Cannie, Mieke M; Guilbaud, Lucie; De Laveaucoupet, Jocelyne; Martinovic, Jéléna; Nowakowska, Dorota; Milejska-Lewandowska, Malgorzata; Rodó, Carlota; Viaris de Lesegno, Benjamin; Votino, Carmela; Senat, Marie-Victoire; Jani, Jacques C; Benachi, Alexandra

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    To describe a new grading method for stomach position (SP) in fetuses with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (L-CDH) using ultrasound and to correlate SP to liver position and to liver-to-thoracic cavity volume ratio (LiTR) using magnetic resonance imaging. SP were graded at the level of the 4-chamber view as following: grade 1-to-4 for stomach not visualised, visualised anteriorly at the apex of the heart, stomach showing abdominal structures anteriorly and stomach with its larger part posterior to the level of the atrial-ventricular heart valves, respectively. The LiTR was calculated and correlated to SP using the Mann-Whitney U test. Seventy-four fetuses were included. Median LiTR for grade 1 SP was 0% and was not different from median LiTR for grade 2 SP (0%, p=NS). Median LiTR for grade 3 SP was 14.9% and was significantly higher than for grade 2 SP (p<0.001). Similarly, median LiTR for grade 4 SP was 20.7% and was significantly higher than for grade 3 SP (p<0.05). When SP was grade 1 or 2, liver was intra-abdominal in 21 (84%) out of 25 fetuses while it was always intrathoracic for SP 3 or 4. In L-CDH, SP as described represents a simple indirect measurement of intrathoracic position and quantification of liver.

  15. Maximal oxygen consumption and stress performance in children operated on for congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Zaccara, A; Turchetta, A; Calzolari, A; Iacobelli, B; Nahom, A; Lucchetti, M C; Bagolan, P; Rivosecchi, M; Coran, A G

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    The long-term follow-up of patients operated on for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at birth has been extensively evaluated, both clinically and with respect to respiratory function. However, little is known about the sports practice and stress performance of these subjects. Fifteen of 107 patients operated on for CDH underwent exercise stress testing with a stepwise increase in workload. A questionnaire was provided, which requested information on sports practice and lifestyle. Maximal oxygen consumption [Vo2 max] was measured along with dynamic lung volumes. Clinical examination included a whole-body assessment (height, weight, skinfolds) and vital parameters (heart rate and blood pressure). Fifteen healthy children who practiced regular physical activity (2 to 4 hours/week) served as controls. All the CDH patients experienced a good lifestyle, but only 8 of them were participating in sports. Exercise duration and Vo2 max were significantly lower for the CDH patients, and were lowest for the sedentary patients. Therefore, the reduced Vo2 max of these otherwise healthy children most likely represents a lower degree of physical fitness rather than decreased respiratory function. Fitness is an expression of well-being; thus, there is evidence that these patients could safely participate in competitive motor activities.

  16. Tracheal innervation is abnormal in rats with experimental congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Pederiva, Federica; Lopez, Rosa Aras; Martinez, Leopoldo; Tovar, Juan A

    2009-06-01

    Tracheobronchial motility influences lung development. Lung hypoplasia and lung sequelae accompany congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in which the vagus nerves and esophageal innervation are abnormal. As the vagus supplies tracheal innervation, this study tested the hypothesis that it might also be abnormal in rats with CDH. Intrinsic ganglia were counted and measured in whole mount acetylcholinesterase-stained tracheas from CDH and control E21 fetal rats. The relative surfaces occupied by neural structures were measured in tracheal sections immunostained for p75(NTR) and PGP 9.5. PGP 9.5 protein and mRNA expression were determined. Mann-Whitney tests were used for comparisons between groups using P tracheal innervation. Scarce neural structures and smaller ganglia were found in CDH fetuses. PGP 9.5 protein expression was decreased in CDH fetuses, whereas PGP 9.5 mRNA levels were increased in comparison with controls. Decreased density of neural structures and size of intramural ganglia, reduced expression of neural tissue and PGP 9.5 protein, and increased levels of PGP 9.5 mRNA reveal deficient tracheal innervation in rats with CDH. If similar anomalies exist in the human condition, they could contribute to explaining the pathogenesis of lung hypoplasia and bronchopulmonary sequelae.

  17. Predictors of early lung function in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Wright, Tiffany; Filbrun, Amy; Bryner, Benjamin; Mychaliska, George

    2014-06-01

    Long-term pulmonary outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have demonstrated airflow obstruction in later childhood. We examined pulmonary function data to assess what factors predict lung function in the first three years of life in children with CDH. This was a retrospective study of patients treated for CDH who underwent infant pulmonary function testing (IPFT) between 2006 and 2012. IPFT was performed using the raised volume rapid thoracoabdominal compression technique and plethysmography. Twenty-nine neonates with CDH had IPFTs in the first 3years of life. Their mean predicted survival using the CDH Study Group equation was 63%±4%. Fourteen infants (48%) required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The mean age at IPFT was 85.1±5weeks. Airflow obstruction was the most common abnormality, seen in 14 subjects. 12 subjects had air trapping, and 9 demonstrated restrictive disease. ECMO (p=0.002), days on the ventilator (p=0.028), and days on oxygen (p=0.023) were associated with restrictive lung disease. Despite following a group of patients with severe CDH, lung function revealed mild deficits in the first three years of life. Clinical markers of increased severity (ECMO, ventilator days, and prolonged oxygen use) are correlated with reduced lung function. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Lung function over the first 3 years of life in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Panitch, Howard B; Weiner, Daniel J; Feng, Rui; Perez, Myrza R; Healy, Fiona; McDonough, Joseph M; Rintoul, Natalie; Hedrick, Holly L

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    Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have variable degrees of pulmonary hypoplasia at birth. Few reports of lung function over the first years of life exist in this group of children. Pulmonary function abnormalities correlate with severity of neonatal disease and intensity of neonatal therapies needed. We also hypothesized that longitudinal measurements of lung function over the usual period of rapid lung growth would lend some insight into how the lung remodels in CDH infants. Ninety-eight infants with CDH between 11 days and 44 months of age underwent pulmonary function testing (PFT) on 1-5 occasions using the raised volume rapid thoracic compression technique. Demographic data were also collected. Forced expiratory flows were below normal. Total lung capacity was normal, but residual volume and functional residual capacity were elevated. Children requiring patch closure, ECMO, or pulmonary vasodilators generally had lower lung functions at follow up. Additionally, longer duration of mechanical ventilation correlated with worse lung function. Lung functions of survivors of CDH remain abnormal throughout the first 3 years of life. The degree of pulmonary function impairment correlated both with markers of the initial degree of pulmonary hypoplasia and the duration of mechanical ventilation. Understanding the relationship between the phenotypic presentation of CDH and the potential for subsequent lung growth could help refine both pre- and postnatal therapies to optimize lung growth in CDH infants. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. Immunohistochemical Distribution of Surfactant Apoprotein-A in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia-II

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    Full Text Available Morphometric analyses of the immunohistochemical expression of surfactant apoprotein A (SP-A were carried out on the bronchioles of human congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH neonates and then compared with those in a gestational and postnatal age-matched control group. There was no difference in SP-A expression between lung specimens of the control group and unaffected lungs in the CDH group. However, compared with both these lungs, the ipsilateral lungs of the CDH group showed a significant increase in SP-A expression, namely, the number of SP-A-positive cells per bronchiole, the number of SP-A-positive cells per unit perimeter of bronchiole, and the number of SP-A-positive cells per unit bronchiolar surface area. These results suggest that in lungs of CDH cases, especially ipsilateral lungs, there is a possible delay in the functional maturation or development of SP-A synthesis by the bronchiole, and this retardation may play a role in the postnatal respiratory insufficiency observed in CDH patients.

  20. Partial duplication of 13q31.3-q34 and deletion of 13q34 associated with diaphragmatic hernia as a sole malformation in a fetus

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    Jønch, Aia E; Larsen, Lise G; Pouplier, Susanne

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    Partial duplications and deletions of chromosome 13 are rare and the phenotypic expressions of both aneuploidies are highly variable. Here we report on a fetus diagnosed prenatally with partial trisomy of 13q and a diaphragmatic hernia as a sole malformation. The parents had decided to terminate...... analysis revealed additional material on chromosome 13, which was shown to be from the same chromosome, by FISH analysis. Array CGH demonstrated a partial duplication and a small deletion at the distal long arm of chromosome 13. The parents had normal karyotypes. This is the first case of a de novo pure...... partial duplication of 13q31.3-q34 and distal deletion of 13q34 with a phenotype apparently only involving a diaphragmatic hernia and three lung lobes on both sides. Microarray analysis was useful in refining the chromosomal imbalance and suggesting a candidate region for diaphragmatic hernia....

  1. [Effect of ambroxol on lung development of rat models with nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia].

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    Qiao, Ying-li; Chen, Gong; Xiao, Xian-min; Zheng, Shan; Chen, Lian

    2010-09-14

    To investigate the effects of ambroxol on rat models with nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and its potential mechanism. Nine pregnant female SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups at Day 9.5: 2 ml olive oil intragastrically in control group (2 rats) and 200 mg nitrofen in nitrofen (2 rats) and ambroxol groups (5 rats). Antenatal ambroxol was given intraperitoneally to ambroxol group at Days 18.5, 19.5 and 20.5 of gestation while control and nitrofen groups only received intraperitoneal normal saline. At Day 21.5 the fetuses were delivered by cesarean section. Incidence of hernia, lung weight/body weight (LW/BW), mean terminal branch density (MTBD), percentage of lung alveolar area (PLAA), percentage of wall thickness (MT%) and the expression of TGF-β1 were observed. There were 19 CDH fetuses in nitrofen group (68.4%). The incidence of hernia in ambroxol group was 65.1% (28/43). There was no significant difference (P>0.05) between two groups. LW/BW and PLAA decreased while MTBD and MT% increased significantly in the nitrofen group versus the control group [(45±6) mg/g vs (60±7) mg/g, (50.1±4.0)% vs (58.4±3.0)%, (14.0±1.8) vs (8.5±1.1), (45±6)% vs (29±6)%, all P=0.001]. After ambroxol intervention, the ambroxol group showed a higher PLAA but a lower MTBD and MT% [(54.0±2.0)%, (12.2±2.1), (39±4)%] than those in the nitrofen group (P=0.001, 0.006, 0.002). The expression of TGF-β1 in pulmonary tissues of the nitrofen group was significantly higher than that in the control group (13,594±3113 vs 9447±1355, P=0.001). It decreased after ambroxol intervention (10 015±818, P=0.01). Though with no effect upon the occurrence of CDH in rats, the administration of ambroxol may improve the pulmonary maturity. The down-regulated expression of TGF-β1 and the oxidative stability are possible mechanisms.

  2. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia interval on chromosome 8p23.1 characterized by genetics and protein interaction networks

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    Longoni, Mauro; Hansen, Kasper Lage; Russell, Meaghan K.

    2012-01-01

    expressed in the E11.5–12.5 primordial mouse diaphragm, the developmental stage at which CDH is thought to occur. This combination of bioinformatics and expression studies can be applied to other chromosomal hotspots, as well as private microdeletions or microduplications, to identify causative genes......Chromosome 8p23.1 is a common hotspot associated with major congenital malformations, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and cardiac defects. We present findings from high‐resolution arrays in patients who carry a loss (n = 18) or a gain (n = 1) of sub‐band 8p23.1. We confirm a region....... Sequence analysis of these genes in 226 chromosomally normal CDH patients, as well as in a small number of deletion 8p23.1 patients, showed rare unreported variants in the coding region; these may be contributing to the diaphragmatic phenotype. We also demonstrated that two of these three genes were...

  3. Quest for the missing kidney in the "treasure chest": report of a thoracic kidney in a child with recurrent diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Adam, Ahmed; De Villiers, Mariza; Van Biljon, Gertruida

    2013-10-01

    The thoracic cavity is the rarest location of all the renal ectopic sites. We report a rare case of an acquired thoracic kidney associated with a previous congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a child with nephrotic syndrome. Although only 13 cases of the thoracic kidney in the pediatric age group have been described in worldwide reports during the past 25 years, we present the first to be associated with a recurrent diaphragmatic hernia. The classification, differential diagnosis, and management options of this rare form of ectopia are discussed. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. THE VALUE OF THE OXYGENATION INDEX IN THE PREDICTION OF POSTNATAL OUTCOME IN NEONATES WITH CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA. PRELIMINARY REPORT.

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    Basiewicz-Slaczka, Ewa; Wołoszczuk-Gebicka, Bogumiła; Yaqoub, Sadeq; Kamiński, Andrzej

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    The predicitive values of fetal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging are well established as antenatal outcome predictors in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CHD). Postnatal outcome predictors remain elusive. To evaluate the value of the oxygenation index (OI) as a predictor of postnatal survival. 58 newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, treated in the same centre (a university hospital) between February 2006 and March 2014 were involved in the retrospective study. Standardized preoperative stabilization involved: sedation without muscle paralysis, high frequency oscillation ventilation (HFOV) and inhaled nitric oxide (iNO, used as required). Oxygenation index OI = FiO2 x 100 x M AP/PaO2, where FiO2 is the fraction of inspired oxygen, MAP is the mean airway pressure, and PaO2 is the partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood, calculated at the end of the first day of standardized preoperative stabilization, and evaluated as a predictor of survival. The overall survival rate on the hospital discharge was 74.1%. As far as the oxygenation index (OI) at the end of the first day of the preoperative stabilisation is concerned, in 40/43 survivors it was below or equal to 12, in one infant it equalled 12.7, and in two remaining survivors OI was much higher (18 and 56, respectively). The prognostic value of the oxygenation index was high, with the area under the curve (AUC) 0.943, sensitivity 0.930, and specificity 0.876. The oxygenation index (OI) calculated at the end of the first day of standardized preoperative stabilization with high frequency oscillation ventilation (HFOV) and nitric oxide (iNO) is a simple and sensitive predictor of the survival of neonates with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It may be a valuable tool to select high-risk neonates who might require more invasive therapeutic modalities, i.e. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

  5. Delayed recovery due to exaggerated acid, base and electrolyte imbalance in prolonged laparoscopic repair of diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Garg, Rakesh; Punj, Jyotsna; Pandey, Ravindra; Darlong, Vanlal

    2011-01-01

    The acid, base and electrolyte changes are usually observed in the perioperative settings. We report a case of prolonged laparoscopic repair of left-sided diaphragmatic hernia which involved a lot of tissue handling and fluid replacement leading to acid, base and electrolyte imbalance. A 42-year-old male underwent prolonged laparoscopic repair under general anesthesia. Intraoperatively, surgeon reported that contents of hernia includes bowel along with mesentery, spleen and lot of fatty tissue The blood loss was about 2 L which was replaced with 1 L of colloid and 7.5 L of lactated ringer. Near the end of surgery arterial blood gas analysis revealed metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia, and hypocalcemia leading to delayed recovery. We conclude prolonged laparoscopic surgery involving lot of tissue handling including gut and fat should be monitored for acid, base, electrolyte imbalance and corrected timely to have uneventful rapid recovery.

  6. Rol de la TC multicorte en las hernias diafragmáticas: Ensayo iconográfico Role of Multislice Computed Tomography in the evaluation of diaphragmatic hernias: Pictorial essay

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    Mario G. Santamarina

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    Full Text Available Las hernias diafragmáticas consisten en la migración de estructuras abdominales hacia el tórax a través de un defecto del diafragma. Ellas pueden tener origen congénito (de Morgagni y de Bochdalek o adquirido, incluyendo las traumáticas o no traumáticas (del hiato, defectos diafragmáticos posteriores. Debido a que en algunas hernias diafragmáticas está indicada la reparación quirúrgica, los métodos de diagnóstico por imágenes cumplen un rol fundamental. La TC multicorte, con su capacidad multiplanar y posibilidad de efectuar cortes finos, nos permite valorar y caracterizar adecuadamente el defecto diafragmático y sus complicaciones. En este ensayo iconográfico realizamos un breve repaso de la embriología y anatomía del diafragma, revisamos los distintos tipos de hernias diafragmáticas y la utilidad de la TC multicorte.Diaphragmatic hernias are characterized by the migration of abdominal structures into the chest through a diaphragmatic defect. These may have either a congenital etiology (e.g., Morgagni and Bochdalek, or an acquired etiology, including traumatic and nontraumatic hernias (hiatal, posterior diaphragmatic defects. Since a surgical repair is indicated in certain types of hernias, imaging diagnostic methods play a key role. Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT allows multiplanar views and thin section evaluation, thus providing a useful tool for the assessment and characterization of the diaphragmatic defect and its complications. In this pictorial essay we briefly review the diaphragm anatomy and embryology, the different types of diaphragmatic hernias and the role of MSCT.

  7. Contemporary outcomes in infants with congenital heart disease and bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Gray, Brian W; Fifer, Carlen G; Hirsch, Jennifer C; Tochman, Sarah W; Drongowski, Robert A; Mychaliska, George B; Kunisaki, Shaun M

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    Fifteen percent of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are born with a coexisting cardiac anomaly. The purpose of this study was to evaluate contemporary outcomes in this patient population and to identify potential risk factors for in-hospital mortality. Data from all CDH neonates with congenital heart disease managed at a single pediatric tertiary care referral center between 1997 and 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Forty (18%) of 216 CDH patients had a cardiac anomaly. This group was associated with a significant decrease in overall survival when compared with patients without cardiac anomaly (55% versus 81%; p = 0.001). There was no association between type of cardiac anomaly and mortality based on risk stratification according to the Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery scoring systems (p = 0.86 and p = 0.87, respectively). Birth weight was similarly no different between survivors and nonsurvivors (2.8 ± 0.6 kg versus 2.8 ± 0.9 kg, respectively; p = 0.98). There was a trend toward increased extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use among nonsurvivors (p = 0.13). Infants with hemodynamic stability enabling subsequent cardiac repair were associated with lower mortality (p = 0.04). Survivors had a wide spectrum of long-term morbidity, but most had some evidence of neurodevelopmental impairment. This large single-institution series suggests that the overall prognosis of infants with concomitant CDH and congenital heart disease can be quite variable, regardless of the type of heart anomaly. Hemodynamic instability and need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation correlate with higher mortality. Although some long-term survivors have excellent outcomes, most suffer from chronic, long-term morbidities. Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Neurotrophins expression is decreased in lungs of human infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Full Text Available Lynn D O'Hanlon, Sherry M Mabry, Ikechukwu I EkekezieChildren's Mercy Hospitals/University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USAObjectives: To evaluate neurotrophin (NT (nerve growth factor [NGF], NT-3, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF] expression in autopsy lung tissues of human congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH infants versus that of infants that expired with: 1 "normal" lungs (controls; 2 chronic lung disease (CLD; and 3 pulmonary hypertension (PPHN.Hypothesis: NT expression will be significantly altered in CDH lung tissue compared with normal lung tissue and other neonatal lung diseases.Study design: Immunohistochemical studies for NT proteins NGF, BDNF, and NT-3 were applied to human autopsy neonatal lung tissue samples.Subject selection: The samples included a control group of 18 samples ranging from 23-week gestational age to term, a CDH group of 15 samples, a PPHN group of six samples, and a CLD group of 12 samples.Methodology: The tissue samples were studied, and four representative slide fields of alveoli/saccules and four of bronchioles were recorded from each sample. These slide fields were then graded (from 0 to 3 by three blinded observers for intensity of staining.Results: BDNF, NGF, and NT-3 immunostaining intensity scores were significantly decreased in the CDH lung tissue (n=15 compared with normal neonatal lung tissue (n=18 (P<0.001. The other neonatal pulmonary diseases that were studied, CLD and PPHN, were much less likely to be affected and were much more variable in their neurotrophin expression.Conclusion: NT expression is decreased in CDH lungs. The decreased expression of NT in CDH lung tissue may suggest they contribute to the abnormality in this condition.Keywords: nerve growth factor, NGF, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, BDNF, neurotrophin-3, NT-3, chronic lung disease, persistent pulmonary hypertension, lung

  9. Increased burden of de novo predicted deleterious variants in complex congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Yu, Lan; Sawle, Ashley D.; Wynn, Julia; Aspelund, Gudrun; Stolar, Charles J.; Arkovitz, Marc S.; Potoka, Douglas; Azarow, Kenneth S.; Mychaliska, George B.; Shen, Yufeng; Chung, Wendy K.

    2015-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a serious birth defect that accounts for 8% of all major birth anomalies. Approximately 40% of cases occur in association with other anomalies. As sporadic complex CDH likely has a significant impact on reproductive fitness, we hypothesized that de novo variants would account for the etiology in a significant fraction of cases. We performed exome sequencing in 39 CDH trios and compared the frequency of de novo variants with 787 unaffected controls from the Simons Simplex Collection. We found no significant difference in overall frequency of de novo variants between cases and controls. However, among genes that are highly expressed during diaphragm development, there was a significant burden of likely gene disrupting (LGD) and predicted deleterious missense variants in cases (fold enrichment = 3.2, P-value = 0.003), and these genes are more likely to be haploinsufficient (P-value = 0.01) than the ones with benign missense or synonymous de novo variants in cases. After accounting for the frequency of de novo variants in the control population, we estimate that 15% of sporadic complex CDH patients are attributable to de novo LGD or deleterious missense variants. We identified several genes with predicted deleterious de novo variants that fall into common categories of genes related to transcription factors and cell migration that we believe are related to the pathogenesis of CDH. These data provide supportive evidence for novel genes in the pathogenesis of CDH associated with other anomalies and suggest that de novo variants play a significant role in complex CDH cases. PMID:26034137

  10. Whole Exome Sequencing Identifies de Novo Mutations in GATA6 Associated with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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    Yu, Lan; Bennett, James T.; Wynn, Julia; Carvill, Gemma L.; Cheung, Yee Him; Shen, Yufeng; Mychaliska, George B.; Azarow, Kenneth S.; Crombleholme, Timothy M.; Chung, Dai H.; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W.; Bucher, Brian; Lim, Foong-Yen; Pietsch, John; Stolar, Charles; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc S.; Mefford, Heather; Chung, Wendy K.

    2014-01-01

    Background Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a common birth defect affecting 1 in 3,000 births. It is characterized by herniation of abdominal viscera through an incompletely formed diaphragm. Although chromosomal anomalies and mutations in several genes have been implicated, the cause for most patients is unknown. Methods We used whole exome sequencing in two families with CDH and congenital heart disease, and identified mutations in GATA6 in both. Results In the first family, we identified a de novo missense mutation (c.1366C>T, p.R456C) in a sporadic CDH patient with tetralogy of Fallot. In the second, a nonsense mutation (c.712G>T, p.G238*) was identified in two siblings with CDH and a large ventricular septal defect. The G238* mutation was inherited from their mother, who was clinically affected with congenital absence of the pericardium, patent ductus arteriosus, and intestinal malrotation. Deep sequencing of blood and saliva derived DNA from the mother suggested somatic mosaicism as an explanation for her milder phenotype, with only approximately 15% mutant alleles. To determine the frequency of GATA6 mutations in CDH, we sequenced the gene in 378 patients with CDH. We identified one additional de novo mutation (c.1071delG, p.V358Cfs34*). Conclusions Mutations in GATA6 have been previously associated with pancreatic agenesis and congenital heart disease. We conclude that, in addition to the heart and the pancreas, GATA6 is involved in development of two additional organs, the diaphragm and the pericardium. In addition we have shown that de novo mutations can contribute to the development of CDH, a common birth defect. PMID:24385578

  11. Developmental outcomes of children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a multicenter prospective study

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    Wynn, Julia; Aspelund, Gudrun; Zygmunt, Annette; Stolar, Charles JH.; Mychaliska, George; Butcher, Jennifer; Lim, Foong-Yen; Gratton, Teresa; Potoka, Douglas; Brennan, Kate; Azarow, Ken; Jackson, Barbara; Needelman, Howard; Crombleholme, Timothy; Zhang, Yuan; Duong, Jimmy; Arkovitz, Marc S.; Chung, Wendy K.; Farkouh, Christiana

    2013-01-01

    Purpose To determine developmental outcomes and associated factors in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at two years of age. Methods This is a multicenter prospective study of a CDH birth cohort. Clinical and socioeconomic data were collected. Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID-III) and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS-II) were performed at two years of age. Results BSID-III and VABS-II assessments were completed on 48 and 49 children, respectively. The BSID-III mean cognitive, language, and motor scores were significantly below the norm mean with average scores of 93 +/− 15, 95 +/−16, and 95 +/− 11. Ten percent (5/47) scored more than two standard deviations below the norm on one or more domains. VABS-II scores were similar to BSID-III scores with mean communication, daily living skills, social, motor, adaptive behavior scores of 97 +/−14, 94+/−16, 93 +/− 13, 97+/− 10, and 94 +/− 14. For the BSID-III, supplemental oxygen at 28 days, a prenatal diagnosis, need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and exclusive tube feeds at time of discharge were associated with lower scores. At two years of age, history of hospital readmission and need for tube feeds were associated with lower scores. Lower socioeconomic status correlated with lower developmental scores when adjusted for significant health factors. Conclusion CDH patients on average have lower developmental scores at two years of age compared to the norm. A need for ECMO, oxygen at 28 days of life, ongoing health issues and lower socioeconomic status are factors associated with developmental delays. PMID:24094947

  12. De novo copy number variants are associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Yu, Lan; Wynn, Julia; Ma, Lijiang; Guha, Saurav; Mychaliska, George B.; Crombleholme, Timothy M.; Azarow, Kenneth S.; Lim, Foong Yen; Chung, Dai H.; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W.; Bucher, Brian; LeDuc, Charles A.; Costa, Katherine; Stolar, Charles; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc; Chung, Wendy K.

    2013-01-01

    Background Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a common birth defect with significant morbidity and mortality. Although the etiology of CDH remains poorly understood, studies from animal models and patients with CDH suggest that genetic factors play an important role in the development of CDH. Chromosomal anomalies have been reported in CDH. Methods In this study, the authors investigate the frequency of chromosomal anomalies and copy number variants in 256 parent-child trios of CDH using clinical conventional cytogenetic and microarray analysis. The authors also selected a set of CDH related training genes to prioritize the genes in those segmental aneuploidies and identified the genes and gene sets that may contribute to the etiology of CDH. Results The authors identified chromosomal anomalies in 16 patients (6.3 %) of the series including 3 aneuploidies, 2 unbalanced translocation, and 11 patients with de novo CNVs ranging in size from 95 kb to 104.6 Mb. The authors prioritized the genes in the CNV segments and identified KCNA2, LMNA, CACNA1S, MYOG, HLX, LBR, AGT, GATA4, SOX7, HYLS1, FOXC1, FOXF2, PDGFA, FGF6, COL4A1, COL4A2, HOMER2, BNC1, BID, and TBX1 as genes that may be involved in diaphragm development. Gene enrichment analysis identified the most relevant gene ontology (GO) categories as those involved in tissue development (p=4.4×10−11) or regulation of multicellular organismal processes (p=2.8×10−10) and “receptor binding” (p = 8.7×10−14) and “DNA binding transcription factor activity” (p= 4.4×10−10). Conclusions Our findings support the role of chromosomal anomalies in CDH and provide a set of candidate genes including FOXC1, FOXF2, PDGFA, FGF6, COL4A1, COL4A2, SOX7,BNC1, BID, and TBX1 for further analysis in CDH. PMID:23054247

  13. Increased burden of de novo predicted deleterious variants in complex congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Yu, Lan; Sawle, Ashley D; Wynn, Julia; Aspelund, Gudrun; Stolar, Charles J; Arkovitz, Marc S; Potoka, Douglas; Azarow, Kenneth S; Mychaliska, George B; Shen, Yufeng; Chung, Wendy K

    2015-08-15

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a serious birth defect that accounts for 8% of all major birth anomalies. Approximately 40% of cases occur in association with other anomalies. As sporadic complex CDH likely has a significant impact on reproductive fitness, we hypothesized that de novo variants would account for the etiology in a significant fraction of cases. We performed exome sequencing in 39 CDH trios and compared the frequency of de novo variants with 787 unaffected controls from the Simons Simplex Collection. We found no significant difference in overall frequency of de novo variants between cases and controls. However, among genes that are highly expressed during diaphragm development, there was a significant burden of likely gene disrupting (LGD) and predicted deleterious missense variants in cases (fold enrichment = 3.2, P-value = 0.003), and these genes are more likely to be haploinsufficient (P-value = 0.01) than the ones with benign missense or synonymous de novo variants in cases. After accounting for the frequency of de novo variants in the control population, we estimate that 15% of sporadic complex CDH patients are attributable to de novo LGD or deleterious missense variants. We identified several genes with predicted deleterious de novo variants that fall into common categories of genes related to transcription factors and cell migration that we believe are related to the pathogenesis of CDH. These data provide supportive evidence for novel genes in the pathogenesis of CDH associated with other anomalies and suggest that de novo variants play a significant role in complex CDH cases. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  14. Fetal lung-head ratio is not related to outcome for antenatal diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Arkovitz, Marc S; Russo, Mark; Devine, Patricia; Budhorick, Nancy; Stolar, Charles J H

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    We asked if fetal lung-to-head ratio (LHR) of 1.0 or lower or liver herniation had a statistical effect on survival or need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), compared with LHR above 1.0 in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Antenatal records of all patients diagnosed with CDH from January of 2002 to June of 2005 were examined. Inclusion criteria were isolated left-sided CDH and absence of significant cardiac or other anomalies/syndromes, treated solely at this institution. Lung-to-head ratio values were compared based on the value currently proposed for fetal intervention: LHR of 1.0 or lower vs LHR above 1.0. Outcome was assessed as survival (discharge to home) or need for ECMO. Twenty-eight patients met inclusion criteria. Overall survival was 86% (24/28). Postnatal survival in fetuses with LHR of 1.0 or lower (8/11) was not statistically different from LHR above 1.0 (16/17) (73% vs 94%, P = .114). The need for ECMO in the group with LHR of 1.0 or lower (3/11) was not significantly different from those with LHR above 1.0 (1/17) (27% vs 6%, P = .114). Herniation of the fetal liver into the chest did not affect survival or need for ECMO (P = .228). Neither LHR of 1.0 or lower nor liver herniation identified a risk factor significant enough to warrant fetal intervention. Multicenter studies may be more appropriate to investigate this clinical problem.

  15. Developmental outcomes of children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a multicenter prospective study.

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    Wynn, Julia; Aspelund, Gudrun; Zygmunt, Annette; Stolar, Charles J H; Mychaliska, George; Butcher, Jennifer; Lim, Foong-Yen; Gratton, Teresa; Potoka, Douglas; Brennan, Kate; Azarow, Ken; Jackson, Barbara; Needelman, Howard; Crombleholme, Timothy; Zhang, Yuan; Duong, Jimmy; Arkovitz, Marc S; Chung, Wendy K; Farkouh, Christiana

    2013-10-01

    To determine developmental outcomes and associated factors in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at 2 years of age. This is a multicenter prospective study of a CDH birth cohort. Clinical and socioeconomic data were collected. Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID-III) and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS-II) were performed at 2 years of age. BSID-III and VABS-II assessments were completed on 48 and 49 children, respectively. The BSID-III mean cognitive, language, and motor scores were significantly below the norm mean with average scores of 93 ± 15, 95 ± 16, and 95 ± 11. Ten percent (5/47) scored more than 2 standard deviations below the norm on one or more domains. VABS-II scores were similar to BSID-III scores with mean communication, daily living skills, social, motor, adaptive behavior scores of 97 ± 14, 94 ± 16, 93 ± 13, 97 ± 10, and 94 ± 14. For the BSID-III, supplemental oxygen at 28 days, a prenatal diagnosis, need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and exclusive tube feeds at time of discharge were associated with lower scores. At 2 years of age, history of hospital readmission and need for tube feeds were associated with lower scores. Lower socioeconomic status correlated with lower developmental scores when adjusted for significant health factors. CDH patients on average have lower developmental scores at 2 years of age compared to the norm. A need for ECMO, oxygen at 28 days of life, ongoing health issues and lower socioeconomic status are factors associated with developmental delays. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Whole exome sequencing identifies de novo mutations in GATA6 associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Yu, Lan; Bennett, James T; Wynn, Julia; Carvill, Gemma L; Cheung, Yee Him; Shen, Yufeng; Mychaliska, George B; Azarow, Kenneth S; Crombleholme, Timothy M; Chung, Dai H; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W; Bucher, Brian; Lim, Foong-Yen; Pietsch, John; Stolar, Charles; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc S; Mefford, Heather; Chung, Wendy K

    2014-03-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a common birth defect affecting 1 in 3000 births. It is characterised by herniation of abdominal viscera through an incompletely formed diaphragm. Although chromosomal anomalies and mutations in several genes have been implicated, the cause for most patients is unknown. We used whole exome sequencing in two families with CDH and congenital heart disease, and identified mutations in GATA6 in both. In the first family, we identified a de novo missense mutation (c.1366C>T, p.R456C) in a sporadic CDH patient with tetralogy of Fallot. In the second, a nonsense mutation (c.712G>T, p.G238*) was identified in two siblings with CDH and a large ventricular septal defect. The G238* mutation was inherited from their mother, who was clinically affected with congenital absence of the pericardium, patent ductus arteriosus and intestinal malrotation. Deep sequencing of blood and saliva-derived DNA from the mother suggested somatic mosaicism as an explanation for her milder phenotype, with only approximately 15% mutant alleles. To determine the frequency of GATA6 mutations in CDH, we sequenced the gene in 378 patients with CDH. We identified one additional de novo mutation (c.1071delG, p.V358Cfs34*). Mutations in GATA6 have been previously associated with pancreatic agenesis and congenital heart disease. We conclude that, in addition to the heart and the pancreas, GATA6 is involved in development of two additional organs, the diaphragm and the pericardium. In addition, we have shown that de novo mutations can contribute to the development of CDH, a common birth defect.

  17. De novo copy number variants are associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Yu, Lan; Wynn, Julia; Ma, Lijiang; Guha, Saurav; Mychaliska, George B; Crombleholme, Timothy M; Azarow, Kenneth S; Lim, Foong Yen; Chung, Dai H; Potoka, Douglas; Warner, Brad W; Bucher, Brian; LeDuc, Charles A; Costa, Katherine; Stolar, Charles; Aspelund, Gudrun; Arkovitz, Marc S; Chung, Wendy K

    2012-10-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a common birth defect with significant morbidity and mortality. Although the aetiology of CDH remains poorly understood, studies from animal models and patients with CDH suggest that genetic factors play an important role in the development of CDH. Chromosomal anomalies have been reported in CDH. In this study, the authors investigated the frequency of chromosomal anomalies and copy number variants (CNVs) in 256 parent-child trios of CDH using clinical conventional cytogenetic and microarray analysis. The authors also selected a set of CDH related training genes to prioritise the genes in those segmental aneuploidies and identified the genes and gene sets that may contribute to the aetiology of CDH. The authors identified chromosomal anomalies in 16 patients (6.3%) of the series including three aneuploidies, two unbalanced translocation, and 11 patients with de novo CNVs ranging in size from 95 kb to 104.6 Mb. The authors prioritised the genes in the CNV segments and identified KCNA2, LMNA, CACNA1S, MYOG, HLX, LBR, AGT, GATA4, SOX7, HYLS1, FOXC1, FOXF2, PDGFA, FGF6, COL4A1, COL4A2, HOMER2, BNC1, BID, and TBX1 as genes that may be involved in diaphragm development. Gene enrichment analysis identified the most relevant gene ontology categories as those involved in tissue development (p=4.4×10(-11)) or regulation of multicellular organismal processes (p=2.8×10(-10)) and 'receptor binding' (p=8.7×10(-14)) and 'DNA binding transcription factor activity' (p=4.4×10(-10)). The present findings support the role of chromosomal anomalies in CDH and provide a set of candidate genes including FOXC1, FOXF2, PDGFA, FGF6, COL4A1, COL4A2, SOX7, BNC1, BID, and TBX1 for further analysis in CDH.

  18. Health-related quality of life and its determinants in children with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    2013-01-01

    Background The development of new therapeutics has led to progress in the early management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in pediatric intensive care units (PICU). Little is known about the impact on the quality of life (QoL) of children and their family. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of CDH treated according to the most recent concepts and methods outlined above on child survivors’ QoL and their parents’ QoL. Patients and methods This study incorporated a cross-sectional design performed in two PICU (Marseille, France). Families of CDH survivors born between 1999 and 2008 were eligible. The following data were recorded: socio-demographics, antenatal history and delivery, initial hospitalization history. Self-reported data were collected by mail, including current clinical problems of the children (13-symptom list), children’s QoL (Kidscreen-27 questionnaire), and parents’ QoL (Short-Form 36 questionnaire). Children’s QoL score was compared with controls and QoL of survivors of childhood leukemia. Parent’s QoL was compared with controls. Non-parametric statistics were employed. Results Forty-two families agreed to participate and questionnaires were completed by 32 of them. Twenty-one children had a current clinical problems related to CDH. All the QoL scores of CHD survivors were significantly lower compared with controls. The physical well-being dimension was significantly higher for CHD survivors compared with survivors of childhood leukemia. Gastro-esophageal reflux at discharge, antenatal diagnosis, length of stay in the PICU, and neuropsychological and respiratory issues significantly impacted QoL scores of children. The parents of CHD survivors had significantly poorer score in emotional role dimension compared with controls. Conclusion The impact of CDH on QoL seems to be important and must be understood by clinicians who treat these children and their parents. PMID:23786966

  19. Pulmonary function and nutritional morbidity in children and adolescents with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Haliburton, Beth; Mouzaki, Marialena; Chiang, Monping; Scaini, Vikki; Marcon, Margaret; Duan, Wenming; Wilson, David; Chiu, Priscilla P L; Moraes, Theo J

    2017-02-01

    Malnutrition is common among congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) survivors and may result from elevated respiratory effort. We evaluated body mass index (BMI), measured resting energy expenditure (mREE) and pulmonary function test (PFT) results in children and adolescents with CDH to determine if there is a correlation. With ethics approval (REB# 1000035323), anthropometrics, indirect calorimetry (IC) results and PFTs were collected from patients 5-17years of age during CDH clinic visits between 2000 and 2016. Malnutrition was defined as BMI z-scores GraphPad Prism 6, San Diego, CA. Of 118 patients who attended clinic, 33 had reproducible PFTs, anthropometrics and IC results. Mean BMI z-score was -0.89±1.47 and 24% of patients were malnourished; mean FVC z-score (-1.32±1.39) was within normal range, whereas mean z-scores for FEV1 (-2.21±1.68) and FEV1/FVC ratio (-1.78±0.73) were below normal. A correlation was noted between BMI and PFTs (FEV1 r=0.70, P<0.0001; FVC r=0.74 P<0.0001). Mean mREE was 112%±12% of expected and 67% of patients were hypermetabolic (mREE<110% predicted). IC results did not correlate with z-scores for either FEV1 (r=0.10, P=0.57); or FVC (r=0.28, P=0.12). These preliminary results suggest that a correlation is present between BMI and lung function in CDH children and adolescents, whereas lung function does not seem to correlate with mREE. II. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. VEGF receptor expression decreases during lung development in congenital diaphragmatic hernia induced by nitrofen

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    Sbragia, L. [Divisão de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil, Divisão de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil); Nassr, A.C.C. [Departamento de Hidrobiologia do Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brasil, Departamento de Hidrobiologia do Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, SP (Brazil); Gonçalves, F.L.L. [Divisão de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil, Divisão de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil); Schmidt, A.F. [Pediatrics House Office, Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA, Pediatrics House Office, Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Zuliani, C.C. [Departamento de Clínica Médica, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brasil, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP (Brazil); Garcia, P.V. [Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brasil, Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP (Brazil); Gallindo, R.M. [Divisão de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil, Divisão de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP (Brazil); Pereira, L.A.V. [Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brasil, Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP (Brazil)

    2014-02-17

    Changes in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in pulmonary vessels have been described in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and may contribute to the development of pulmonary hypoplasia and hypertension; however, how the expression of VEGF receptors changes during fetal lung development in CDH is not understood. The aim of this study was to compare morphological evolution with expression of VEGF receptors, VEGFR1 (Flt-1) and VEGFR2 (Flk-1), in pseudoglandular, canalicular, and saccular stages of lung development in normal rat fetuses and in fetuses with CDH. Pregnant rats were divided into four groups (n=20 fetuses each) of four different gestational days (GD) 18.5, 19.5, 20.5, 21.5: external control (EC), exposed to olive oil (OO), exposed to 100 mg nitrofen, by gavage, without CDH (N-), and exposed to nitrofen with CDH (CDH) on GD 9.5 (term=22 days). The morphological variables studied were: body weight (BW), total lung weight (TLW), left lung weight, TLW/BW ratio, total lung volume, and left lung volume. The histometric variables studied were: left lung parenchymal area density and left lung parenchymal volume. VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 expression were determined by Western blotting. The data were analyzed using analysis of variance with the Tukey-Kramer post hoc test. CDH frequency was 37% (80/216). All the morphological and histometric variables were reduced in the N- and CDH groups compared with the controls, and reductions were more pronounced in the CDH group (P<0.05) and more evident on GD 20.5 and GD 21.5. Similar results were observed for VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 expression. We conclude that N- and CDH fetuses showed primary pulmonary hypoplasia, with a decrease in VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 expression.

  1. Increased TGF-β: a drawback of tracheal occlusion in human and experimental congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

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    Vuckovic, Aline; Herber-Jonat, Susanne; Flemmer, Andreas W; Ruehl, Ina M; Votino, Carmela; Segers, Valérie; Benachi, Alexandra; Martinovic, Jelena; Nowakowska, Dorota; Dzieniecka, Monika; Jani, Jacques C

    2016-02-15

    Survivors of severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) present significant respiratory morbidity despite lung growth induced by fetal tracheal occlusion (TO). We hypothesized that the underlying mechanisms would involve changes in lung extracellular matrix and dysregulated transforming growth factor (TGF)-β pathway, a key player in lung development and repair. Pulmonary expression of TGF-β signaling components, downstream effectors, and extracellular matrix targets were evaluated in CDH neonates who died between birth and the first few weeks of life after prenatal conservative management or TO, and in rabbit pups that were prenatally randomized for surgical CDH and TO vs. sham operation. Before tissue harvesting, lung tissue mechanics in rabbits was measured using the constant-phase model during the first 30 min of life. Human CDH and control fetal lungs were also collected from midterm onwards. Human and experimental CDH did not affect TGF-β/Smad2/3 expression and activity. In human and rabbit CDH lungs, TO upregulated TGF-β transcripts. Analysis of downstream pathways indicated increased Rho-associated kinases to the detriment of Smad2/3 activation. After TO, subtle accumulation of collagen and α-smooth muscle actin within alveolar walls was detected in rabbit pups and human CDH lungs with short-term mechanical ventilation. Despite TO-induced lung growth, mediocre lung tissue mechanics in the rabbit model was associated with increased transcription of extracellular matrix components. These results suggest that prenatal TO increases TGF-β/Rho kinase pathway, myofibroblast differentiation, and matrix deposition in neonatal rabbit and human CDH lungs. Whether this might influence postnatal development of sustainably ventilated lungs remains to be determined. Copyright © 2016 the American Physiological Society.

  2. Predictors of prognosis in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: experience of 12 years

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a severe malformation, displaying relevant mortality and morbidity rates in newborns.Aim: To characterize clinically and demographically all neonatal cases of CDH admitted to a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during a 12-year period and to evaluate the predictive value of baseline characteristics on mortality and morbidity at discharge.Methods: Maternal/infant clinical and electronic records were ret-rospectively reviewed. All neonates with posterolateral CDH admitted between January 2003 and December 2014 were included.Results: Fifty-three newborns were included. Overall mortality during hospitalization was 22/53 (41.5%. Clinical characteristics associated with mortality were the presence of intrathoracic liver (p = 0.005, intrathoracic stomach (p = 0.015, elevated arterial pCO2 or lower pH values at admission (respectively, p = 0.001 and p < 0.001, pre-ductal oxygen saturation < 85% at admission (p = 0.012 and surgical repair with prosthetic patch (p = 0.041. Morbidity at discharge was reported in 7 (22.6% survivors. Stomach herniation and sepsis were associated with higher morbidity (respectively, p = 0.012 and p = 0.029. In a logistic regression, patch repair was the only variable with predictive value for death during hospitalization, with an odds ratio (OR of 15 (95% CI 0.98-228.9, and intrathoracic stomach was a predictor of morbidity at discharge (OR = 15.7, 95% CI 1.4-174.2.Conclusion: Structural characteristics, namely defect size and presence of intrathoracic stomach, remain the primary determinants of neonatal prognosis in CDH. Although post-natal approaches have progressively proven their value in increasing survival and improving management of high-risk cases, future researches should continue focusing on the definition of foetal anatomical markers of severity and prenatal treatment of CDH.

  3. Comparison between late-presenting and isolated neonatal congenital diaphragmatic hernias

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    Christos Plataras

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Late-presenting posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH are anatomically similar to isolated neonatal CDH but are diagnosed and treated after the first month of life. We aim to characterise the clinical manifestations and short-term postoperative course of this entity and compare it with isolated CDH of the neonatal period. Materials and Methods: In the 30-year period from 1980 to 2010, 116 children with CDH were treated at the Aghia Sophia Children′s Hospital, Athens, Greece. Twenty-three (19% of these children were late-presenting cases, being diagnosed between the ages of 1 month and 4 years. Ninety-three were neonatal cases, of whom 22 (24% were excluded due to severe associated anomalies, leaving 71 cases of isolated neonatal CDH. We compared these two groups of patients with regard to preoperative symptoms, postoperative hospital stay, time to complete feeding, overall complication rate, and reoperation rate. Results: Isolated neonatal cases presented more often with acute respiratory symptoms (n=25; P= 0.016 and failure to thrive (n= 38; P= 0.03. Late-presenting cases presented more often with chronic respiratory symptoms (n=14;P= 0.0044 or gastrointestinal symptoms (n=12; P= 0.006. Thirty-five cases with minor or serious complications were reported in the neonatal group, whereas only five complications were observed in the late-presenting group (P= 0.028. We did not record any recurrences or reoperations in the late-presenting group, but we had two recurrences and three reoperations in the neonatal group. Time to full feeds and postoperative hospital stay was shorter in the late-presenting group. Conclusions: Our data demonstrate differences between the two groups in preoperative symptoms and short-term postoperative complications and short-term outcome. Late-presenting cases of CDH had a greater number of chronic symptoms preoperatively, more favorable postoperative outcomes, and less recurrences and reoperations.

  4. Pulmonary transcriptome analysis in the surgically induced rabbit model of diaphragmatic hernia treated with fetal tracheal occlusion

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    Alexander C. Engels

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a malformation leading to pulmonary hypoplasia, which can be treated in utero by fetal tracheal occlusion (TO. However, the changes of gene expression induced by TO remain largely unknown but could be used to further improve the clinically used prenatal treatment of this devastating malformation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the pulmonary transcriptome changes caused by surgical induction of diaphragmatic hernia (DH and additional TO in the fetal rabbit model. Induction of DH was associated with 378 upregulated genes compared to controls when allowing a false-discovery rate (FDR of 0.1 and a fold change (FC of 2. Those genes were again downregulated by consecutive TO. But DH+TO was associated with an upregulation of 157 genes compared to DH and controls. When being compared to control lungs, 106 genes were downregulated in the DH group and were not changed by TO. Therefore, the overall pattern of gene expression in DH+TO is more similar to the control group than to the DH group. In this study, we further provide a database of gene expression changes induced by surgical creation of DH and consecutive TO in the rabbit model. Future treatment strategies could be developed using this dataset. We also discuss the most relevant genes that are involved in CDH.

  5. Pulmonary transcriptome analysis in the surgically induced rabbit model of diaphragmatic hernia treated with fetal tracheal occlusion.

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    Engels, Alexander C; Brady, Paul D; Kammoun, Molka; Finalet Ferreiro, Julio; DeKoninck, Philip; Endo, Masayuki; Toelen, Jaan; Vermeesch, Joris R; Deprest, Jan

    2016-02-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a malformation leading to pulmonary hypoplasia, which can be treated in utero by fetal tracheal occlusion (TO). However, the changes of gene expression induced by TO remain largely unknown but could be used to further improve the clinically used prenatal treatment of this devastating malformation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the pulmonary transcriptome changes caused by surgical induction of diaphragmatic hernia (DH) and additional TO in the fetal rabbit model. Induction of DH was associated with 378 upregulated genes compared to controls when allowing a false-discovery rate (FDR) of 0.1 and a fold change (FC) of 2. Those genes were again downregulated by consecutive TO. But DH+TO was associated with an upregulation of 157 genes compared to DH and controls. When being compared to control lungs, 106 genes were downregulated in the DH group and were not changed by TO. Therefore, the overall pattern of gene expression in DH+TO is more similar to the control group than to the DH group. In this study, we further provide a database of gene expression changes induced by surgical creation of DH and consecutive TO in the rabbit model. Future treatment strategies could be developed using this dataset. We also discuss the most relevant genes that are involved in CDH. © 2016. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  6. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: 2D lung area and 3D lung volume measurements of the contralateral lung to predict postnatal outcome

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    Gerards, F.A.; Twisk, J.W.; Tibboel, D.; van Vugt, J.M.G.

    2008-01-01

    Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic utility of 2D lung area and 3D lung volume measurements of the contralateral lung in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Methods: At 18-37 weeks' gestation between 1 and 5 scans of the contralateral fetal lung were obtained in

  7. Hérnia Diafragmática Congênita: Relato de Caso/ Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Case Report

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    Lucas Tavares dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Introdução: A hérnia diafragmática congênita é a falha do fechamento embrionário do músculo diafragmático, resultando em um defeito de continuidade. Esta patologia pode ocorrer pela passagem de estruturas do abdome através de um defeito no diafragma, ou haver herniação parcial do estômago através do hiato esofágico, paralisia frênica com deslocamento do conteúdo abdominal para cima, mas sem herniação, e, eventração do diafragma. Casuística: Foi relatado um caso de hérnia diafragmática congênita, hérnia de Bochdalek, em um recém – nascido do sexo feminino, que nos ultra-sonografias da gestante apresentavam sem alterações. O diagnóstico da patologia foi feito apenas após a realização de raios-X de tórax e abdome para confirmar a posição do cateterismo umbilical venoso. Discussão/Conclusão: A apresentação clínica da hérnia de diafragmática congênita inclui desconforto respiratório moderado a grave com repercussão sistêmica. O diagnóstico, em cerca de 80% dos casos, é feito por ultrassom pré-natal. O tratamento proposto foi intubação endotraqueal com ventilação mecânica e programação para correção cirúrgica da hérnia. Após correção cirúrgica da patologia, a paciente permaneceu na unidade de terapia intensiva neonatal por 21 dias para acompanhamento de pós – operatório e intercorrências na evolução. Introduction: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is the failure of embryonic closure of the diaphragm, resulting in a lack of continuity. This condition can occur by passing structures of the abdomen through a defect in the diaphragm, or be part herniation of the stomach through the esophageal hiatus, phrenic paralysis with displacement of abdominal contents up but no herniation, and eventration of the diaphragm. Case Report: We report a case congenital diaphragmatic hernia, such as Bochdalek hernia, in a new - born female that in ultrasounds of pregnant women showed without change

  8. [Pleural exudate and intestinal obstruction. Late manifestation of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia].

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    Stavem, K; Larmo, A; Gundersen, B

    1993-05-20

    The diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture is most commonly made during surgical exploration following penetrating injuries, or in the presence of obvious herniation of viscera through the diaphragm. In the absence of acute herniation a diaphragmatic rupture frequently remains unrecognized and may cause herniation of intra-abdominal contents into the thorax after latency periods of up to several decades. Therefore diaphragmatic rupture is an important differential diagnosis in subjects with unclear abdominal conditions or unexplained pleural effusion in the presence of a history of previous thoracoabdominal trauma. A case is presented which highlights pitfalls and clinical findings.

  9. Delayed cardiac tamponade following posttraumatic diaphragmatic hernia without an intrapericardial component

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    Makhija, Zeena; Shaygi, Behnam; Deshpande, Ranjit; Marrinan, Michael

    2009-01-01

    ... *Corresponding author. Tel.: +44 7853304079; fax: +44 2932993433. E-mail address : profknow171{at}yahoo.com (Z. Makhija). We describe a case of posttraumatic diaphragmatic laceration with unusual late sequelae of presentation...

  10. Hernia diafragmática paraesternal de Morgagni-Larrey en adulto Morgagni-Larrey parasternal diaphragmatic hernia in the adult

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    L. A. Arráez-Aybar

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Con una prevalencia de 0,3-0,5/1.000 nacimientos, la hernia diafragmática congénita (HDC sigue siendo una anomalía grave, no bien entendida, alta mortalidad y tratamiento no siempre efectivo. En España se ha informado de una frecuencia del 0,69%oo con una tendencia decreciente en el periodo 1980-2006 del 0,10%oo por año. No obstante, hasta un 5% se diagnostican en adultos durante la realización de un reconocimiento por otra causa. Presentamos un cuadro de vómitos de tres meses de evolución en una mujer de 74 años por hernia diafragmática paraesternal de Morgagni-Larrey (retrocondroesternal, retrocostoxifoidea, retroesternal, subcostal, subesternal o subcostoesternal, que nos ha permitido realizar una actualización de esta patología en adultos y de la morfogénesis del diafragma toracoabdominal. Es en la embriología del diafragma donde encontramos explicación de algunas de sus alteraciones morfológicas y características clínicas, si bien persisten aspectos confusos de la misma. También analizamos el grado de controversia que persiste en algunos aspectos de su tratamiento quirúrgico (vías de acceso, uso o no de mallas y reducción o no del saco herniario. Por lo general priman las técnicas mínimamente invasivas. Consideramos el abordaje laparoscópico como de elección en pacientes adultos con hernia paraesternal candidatos a la cirugía.With a prevalence of 0.3-0.5/1000 births, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH remains a serious, poorly understood abnormality with a high mortality rate that cannot always be effectively managed. Its reported frequency in Spain is 0.69%oo with a yearly decreasing trend of 0.10%oo during the period 1980-2006. Up to 5% of cases are incidentally identified in adults undergoing studies for other reasons. We report the case of a 74-year-old woman with vomiting for three months due to parasternal diaphragmatic hernia of Morgagni-Larrey (retrochondrosternal, retrocostoxyphoid, retrosternal

  11. [Antenatal prediction of pulmonary hypoplasia and intrauterine treatment by endoscopic fetal tracheal occlusion in severe isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia].

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    Gucciardo, Leonardo; Deprest, Jan A; Vaast, Pascal; Favre, Romain; Gallot, Denis; Huissoud, Cyril; Bretelle, Florence; Agenor, Joel; Benachi, Alexandra; Jani, Jacques; Done, Elise; van Mieghem, Tim; Ville, Yves; Devlieger, Roland

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) affects one in 2500 to 5000 births and can be detected in utero by means of ultrasound screening Associated structural problems aggravate the prognosis. The survival rate is 70% or more for cases managed in tertiary care centers. The commonest causes of neonatal death in this setting are pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. Prenatal imaging findings can now accurately predict postnatal outcome, based mainly on ultrasound determination of the lung-to-head ratio and liver position. This information can be used to counsel patients. In severe cases, prenatal intervention can reverse pulmonary hypoplasia. We review current data on prenatal prediction of neonatal survival. We also discuss experimental and clinical data on the benefits of fetal tracheal occlusion. The TOTAL trial (Tracheal Occlusion To Accelerate Lung growth) is currently ongoing in Europe.

  12. Challenges in the management of early versus late presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a poor resource setting

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    Abubakar Auwal

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite the advances in management, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH has continued to pose a significant challenge to paediatric surgeons. This is amplified in a setting like ours where there is a dearth of facilities to cope with the problem of CDH. This study was undertaken to highlight the peculiarities of the management of CDH in a poor resource setting. Methods: All confirmed cases of CDH were prospectively documented from 2003 till date. Results: Seven children were treated from 2003 till date. The diaphragmatic defect was on the left side in six (83.8% and on the right side in one (17.7%. All the patients had primary closure of the defect without patch via an abdominal approach. The three patients presenting at birth died while the remaining four patients survived. Conclusion: With inadequate neonatal intensive care facilities, the severe early presenting CDH has a dismal prognosis. In contrast, the late presenting CDH poses more diagnostic challenges; but once identified and appropriate treatment instituted, it has an excellent prognosis. We recommend that physicians should include CDH in the differential diagnosis of patients with birth asphyxia and in patients with chronic respiratory symptoms with failure to thrive.

  13. [A case of strangulated congenital diaphragmatic hernia with necrosis and rupture of the colon and herniation into a left hemithorax in an adult (author's transl)].

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    Sarris, M; Georgoulis, J; Gatos, M; Dariotis, A

    This is a case report of a successful repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a 48 years old male that contained the transverse colon which was strangulated and ruptured in the left thoracic cavity. It was approached in two stages. First through a laparotomy the proximal part of the transverse colon was divided. The side going to the hernial sac was sutured and the proximal stump was anastomosed to the descending colon. In a second stage, two days later, through a felt thoracotomy the strangulated and ruptured colon was resected and the distal stump of the transverse colon was sutured and the hernia repaired.

  14. 46,XY disorders of sex development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a case with dysmorphic facies, truncus arteriosus, bifid thymus, gut malrotation, rhizomelia, and adactyly.

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    Esplin, Edward D; Chaib, Hassan; Haney, Michael; Martin, Brock; Homeyer, Margaret; Urban, Alexander E; Bernstein, Jonathan A

    2015-06-01

    The association of 46,XY disorder of sex development (DSD) with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is rare, but has been previously described with and without other congenital anomalies. Literature review identified five cases of 46,XY DSD associated with CDH and other congenital anomalies. These five cases share characteristics including CDH, 46,XY karyotype with external female appearing or ambiguous genitalia, cardiac anomalies, and decreased life span. The present case had novel features including truncus arteriosus, bifid thymus, gut malrotation, and limb anomalies consisting of rhizomelia and adactyly. With this case report, we present a review of the literature of cases of 46,XY DSD and CDH in association with multiple congenital abnormalities. This case may represent a unique syndrome of 46,XY DSD and diaphragmatic hernia or a more severe presentation of a syndrome represented in the previously reported cases. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  15. Hernia

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    Hernia - inguinal; Inguinal hernia; Direct and indirect hernia; Rupture; Strangulation; Incarceration ... when there is weakness in the belly wall. Inguinal hernias are common in boys. Some children do not ...

  16. Hernias

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    ... of hernia requires another surgery to repair it. Hiatal Hernias This type of hernia occurs at the opening ... you might feel heartburn, indigestion, and chest pain. Hiatal hernias can be treated with medication and diet changes, ...

  17. Emergency Corrective Surgery of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia With Pulmonary Hypertension: Prolonged Use of Dexmedetomidine as a Pharmacologic Adjunct.

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    Das, Badri Prasad; Singh, Anil Prasad; Singh, Ram Badan

    2016-06-01

    Underdevelopment of the lung parenchyma associated with abnormal growth of pulmonary vasculature in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia results in pulmonary hypertension which mandates smooth elective mechanical ventilation in postoperative period, for proper alveolar recruitment and oxygenation, allowing lungs to mature enough for its functional anatomy and physiology. Dexmedetomidine is sympatholytic, reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and exerts sedative and analgesic property to achieve stable hemodynamics during elective ventilation. Neonatal experience with dexmedetomidine has been predominately in the form of short term or procedural use as a sedative. The preliminary clinical experience with pre-induction to 48 hours postoperative use of dexmedetomidine infusion as a pharmacologic adjunct in the emergency corrective surgery of three such neonates are presented. Hemodynamics remained virtually stable during the whole procedure and post-operative pain relief and recovery profile were satisfactory. The prolonged infusion was well tolerated with a gradual trend towards improved oxygen saturation. Careful planning of the anesthetic management and the ability to titrate the adjunct utilized for smooth postoperative ventilation are the keys to ameliorate the complications encountered and favorable outcomes achieved in such patients.

  18. Timing and expression of the angiopoietin-1–Tie-2 pathway in murine lung development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Grzenda, Adrienne; Shannon, John; Fisher, Jason; Arkovitz, Marc S.

    2013-01-01

    SUMMARY Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is one of the most common congenital abnormalities. Children born with CDH suffer a number of co-morbidities, the most serious of which is respiratory insufficiency from a combination of alveolar hypoplasia and pulmonary vascular hypertension. All children born with CDH display some degree of pulmonary hypertension, the severity of which has been correlated with mortality. The molecular mechanisms responsible for the development of pulmonary hypertension in CDH remain poorly understood. Angiopoitein-1 (Ang-1), a central mediator in angiogenesis, participates in the vascular development of many tissues, including the lung. Although previous studies have demonstrated that Ang-1 might play an important role in the development of familial pulmonary hypertension, the role of Ang-1 in the development of the pulmonary hypertension associated with CDH is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the role of the Ang-1 pathway in a murine model of CDH. Here, we report that Ang-1 appears important in normal murine lung development, and have established its tissue-level expression and localization patterns at key time-points. Additionally, our data from a nitrofen and bisdiamine-induced murine model of CDH suggests that altered expression patterns of Ang-1, its receptor Tie-2 and one of its transcription factors (epithelium-specific Ets transcription factor 1) might be responsible for development of the pulmonary vasculopathy seen in the setting of CDH. PMID:22917924

  19. Timing and expression of the angiopoietin-1–Tie-2 pathway in murine lung development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Adrienne Grzenda

    2013-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is one of the most common congenital abnormalities. Children born with CDH suffer a number of co-morbidities, the most serious of which is respiratory insufficiency from a combination of alveolar hypoplasia and pulmonary vascular hypertension. All children born with CDH display some degree of pulmonary hypertension, the severity of which has been correlated with mortality. The molecular mechanisms responsible for the development of pulmonary hypertension in CDH remain poorly understood. Angiopoitein-1 (Ang-1, a central mediator in angiogenesis, participates in the vascular development of many tissues, including the lung. Although previous studies have demonstrated that Ang-1 might play an important role in the development of familial pulmonary hypertension, the role of Ang-1 in the development of the pulmonary hypertension associated with CDH is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the role of the Ang-1 pathway in a murine model of CDH. Here, we report that Ang-1 appears important in normal murine lung development, and have established its tissue-level expression and localization patterns at key time-points. Additionally, our data from a nitrofen and bisdiamine-induced murine model of CDH suggests that altered expression patterns of Ang-1, its receptor Tie-2 and one of its transcription factors (epithelium-specific Ets transcription factor 1 might be responsible for development of the pulmonary vasculopathy seen in the setting of CDH.

  20. Timing and expression of the angiopoietin-1-Tie-2 pathway in murine lung development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Grzenda, Adrienne; Shannon, John; Fisher, Jason; Arkovitz, Marc S

    2013-01-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is one of the most common congenital abnormalities. Children born with CDH suffer a number of co-morbidities, the most serious of which is respiratory insufficiency from a combination of alveolar hypoplasia and pulmonary vascular hypertension. All children born with CDH display some degree of pulmonary hypertension, the severity of which has been correlated with mortality. The molecular mechanisms responsible for the development of pulmonary hypertension in CDH remain poorly understood. Angiopoitein-1 (Ang-1), a central mediator in angiogenesis, participates in the vascular development of many tissues, including the lung. Although previous studies have demonstrated that Ang-1 might play an important role in the development of familial pulmonary hypertension, the role of Ang-1 in the development of the pulmonary hypertension associated with CDH is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the role of the Ang-1 pathway in a murine model of CDH. Here, we report that Ang-1 appears important in normal murine lung development, and have established its tissue-level expression and localization patterns at key time-points. Additionally, our data from a nitrofen and bisdiamine-induced murine model of CDH suggests that altered expression patterns of Ang-1, its receptor Tie-2 and one of its transcription factors (epithelium-specific Ets transcription factor 1) might be responsible for development of the pulmonary vasculopathy seen in the setting of CDH.

  1. Efficacy of the circulatory management of an antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia: outcomes of the proposed strategy.

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    Inamura, Noboru; Kubota, Akio; Ishii, Ryo; Ishii, Yoichiro; Kawazu, Yukiko; Hamamichi, Yuji; Yoneda, Akihiro; Kawahara, Hisayuki; Okuyama, Hiroomi; Kayatani, Futoshi

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    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of our therapeutic strategy for antenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia (ADCDH). We treated 61 cases of ADCDH according to our strategy. Prostaglandin E1 was required to be maintained the patency of the ductus arteriosus (PDA) in 39 cases (Group I) while it was not administered in 22 cases (Group II). Left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVDD) and Tei index were measured with echocardiography on days 0, 2, and 7 after birth. Radical surgery was performed on all cases by day 2. On day 0, Group I showed smaller LVDD and Tei index than those in Group II. Between day 0 and day 2, these parameters increased significantly in Group I, but not in Group II. On day 7, no significant difference in these parameters was observed between the two groups. Five patients died of cardiac and respiratory failure, resulting in a survival rate of 92 %. Our therapeutic strategy improves the clinical outcome of ADCDH. This can be attributed to two factors: earlier surgery resulting in improved LV function. The latter attenuates pulmonary hypertension and maintains PDA with a consequent decrease in right ventricular afterload to compensate for the low cardiac output resulting from PDA.

  2. Stomach position in prediction of survival in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia with or without fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion.

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    Cordier, A-G; Jani, J C; Cannie, M M; Rodó, C; Fabietti, I; Persico, N; Saada, J; Carreras, E; Senat, M-V; Benachi, A

    2015-08-01

    To investigate the value of fetal stomach position in predicting postnatal outcome in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) with and without fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO). This was a retrospective review of CDH cases that were expectantly managed or treated with FETO, assessed from May 2008 to October 2013, in which we graded, on a scale of 1-4, stomach position on the four-chamber view of the heart with respect to thoracic structures. Logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the effect of management center (Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, Milan), stomach grading, observed-to-expected lung area-to-head circumference ratio (O/E-LHR), gestational age at delivery, birth weight in expectantly managed CDH, gestational ages at FETO and at removal and period of tracheal occlusion, on postnatal survival in CDH cases treated with FETO. We identified 67 expectantly managed CDH cases and 47 CDH cases that were treated with FETO. In expectantly managed CDH, stomach position and O/E-LHR predicted postnatal survival independently. In CDH treated with FETO, stomach position and gestational age at delivery predicted postnatal survival independently. In left-sided CDH with or without FETO, stomach position is predictive of postnatal survival. Copyright © 2014 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  3. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: The role of multi-institutional collaboration and patient registries in supporting best practice.

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    Lally, Pamela A; Skarsgard, Erik D

    2017-06-01

    Among congenital malformations, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is distinguished by its relatively low occurrence rate, need for resource intensive, integrated multidisciplinary care, and widespread variation in practice and outcome. Although randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard for generating evidence, they are poorly suited to the study of a condition like CDH due to challenges in illness severity adjustment, unpredictability in clinical course and the impact limitations of studying a single intervention at a time. An alternative to RCTs for comparative effectiveness research for CDH is the patient registry, which aggregates multi-institutional condition-specific patient level data into a large CDH-specific database for the dual purposes of collaborative research and quality improvement across participating sites. This article discusses patient registries from the perspective of structure, data collection and management, and privacy protection that guide the use of registry data to support collaborative, multidisciplinary research. Two CDH-specific registries are described as illustrative examples of the "value proposition" of registries in improving the evidence basis for best practices for CDH. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Separate Evaluation of the Ipsilateral and Contralateral MR Fetal Lung Volume in Patients With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Hagelstein, Claudia; Burger-Scheidlin, Stefan; Weis, Meike; Weiss, Christel; Schoenberg, Stefan O; Schaible, Thomas; Neff, K Wolfgang

    2016-08-01

    Our study had two objectives. First, we separately evaluated observed-to-expected MR fetal lung volume (FLV) of lungs ipsilateral and contralateral to a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Second, we compared the prognostic value of observed-to-expected MR FLV of the ipsilateral and contralateral lungs with that of observed-to-expected MR FLV of both lungs with respect to survival, need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and development of chronic lung disease (CLD). We evaluated observed-to-expected MR FLV of the lung ipsilateral to the diaphragmatic defect as well as in the contralateral lung in 107 fetuses with isolated CDH. ROC analysis and logistic regression analysis were performed to assess the prognostic value of the observed-to-expected MR FLV for association with outcome. In all fetuses with CDH, values in the ipsilateral (mean observed-to-expected MR FLV ± SD, 9.4% ± 9.6%) and the contralateral lung (mean observed-to-expected MR FLV, 48.9% ± 18.5%; p lungs and of the contralateral and ipsilateral lung revealed significant differences regarding survival (p lungs, the observed-to-expected MR FLV of the contralateral lung showed a slightly higher prognostic accuracy regarding survival (AUC = 0.859 vs 0.825) and development of CLD (AUC = 0.734 vs 0.732) and a similar prognostic accuracy regarding need for ECMO (AUC = 0.805 vs 0.826). Observed-to-expected MR FLV of the ipsilateral lung did not show good prognostic value regarding survival (AUC = 0.617), need for ECMO (AUC = 0.673), and development of CLD (AUC = 0.636). These AUCs were significantly smaller than the AUCs resulting from the observed-to-expected MR FLV of both lungs (each p lung (each p lungs compared with healthy fetuses. The observed-to-expected MR FLV of both lungs as well as of the lung contralateral to the CDH were reliable prenatal predictors of survival, need for ECMO, and development of CLD.

  5. Single-port laparoscopic repair of a Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia in a pediatric patient: advancement in single-port technology allows effective intracorporeal suturing.

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    Danielson, Paul D; Chandler, Nicole M

    2010-03-01

    We report a case of a foramen of Morgagni hernia repaired by a single-port laparoscopic technique. A 20-month-old (10 kg) boy underwent a 97-minute procedure through a 15-mm umbilical incision and had no complications. Although other pediatric single-port case series have been reported in the literature, this case represents the first time a diaphragmatic defect has been addressed. Moreover, unlike previous experiences that involved procedures of resection (appendectomy, cholecystectomy, etc), this case required operative repair and reconstruction with intracorporeal suturing via a single-access site. Advancement in instrument and port technology makes such procedures feasible in pediatric patients.

  6. Risk factors for congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the Bogota birth defects surveillance and follow-up program, Colombia.

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    García, Ana M; Machicado, S; Gracia, G; Zarante, I M

    2016-03-01

    The mortality rate for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains high and prevention efforts are limited by the lack of known risk factors. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence, risk factors, and neonatal results associated with CDH on a surveillance system hospital-based in Bogotá, Colombia. The data used in this study were obtained from The Bogota Birth Defects Surveillance and Follow-up Program (BBDSFP), between January 2001 and December 2013. With 386,419 births, there were 81 cases of CDH. A case-control methodology was conducted with 48 of the total cases of CDH and 192 controls for association analysis. The prevalence of CDH was 2.1 per 10,000 births. In the case-control analysis, risk factors found were maternal age ≥35 years (OR, 33.53; 95 % CI, 7.02-160.11), infants with CDH were more likely to be born before 37 weeks of gestation (OR, 5.57; 95 % CI, 2.05-15.14), to weigh less than 2500 g at birth (OR, 9.05; 95 % CI, 3.51-23.32), and be small for gestational age (OR, 5.72; 95 % CI, 2.18-14.99) with a high rate of death before hospital discharge in the CDH population (CDH: 38 % vs BBDSFP: <1 %; p < 0.001). The prevalence of CDH calculated was similar to the one reported in the literature. CDH is strongly associated with a high rate of death before hospital discharge and the risk factors found were maternal age ≥35 years, preterm birth, be small for gestational age, and have low weight at birth. These neonatal characteristics in developing countries would help to identify early CDH. Prevention efforts have been limited by the lack of known risk factors and established epidemiological profiles, especially in developing countries.

  7. Unique Tracheal Fluid MicroRNA Signature Predicts Response to FETO in Patients With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Pereira-Terra, Patrícia; Deprest, Jan A; Kholdebarin, Ramin; Khoshgoo, Naghmeh; DeKoninck, Philip; Munck, Anne A Boerema-De; Wang, Jinxia; Zhu, Fuqin; Rottier, Robbert J; Iwasiow, Barbara M; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; Tibboel, Dick; Post, Martin; Keijzer, Richard

    2015-12-01

    Our objective was to determine the fetal in vivo microRNA signature in hypoplastic lungs of human fetuses with severe isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and changes in tracheal and amniotic fluid of fetuses undergoing fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO) to reverse severe lung hypoplasia due to CDH. We profiled microRNA expression in prenatal human lungs by microarray analysis. We then validated this signature with real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction in tracheal and amniotic fluid of CDH patients undergoing FETO. We further explored the role of miR-200b using semiquantitative in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry for TGF-β2 in postnatal lung sections. We investigated miR-200b effects on TGF-β signaling using a SMAD-luciferase reporter assay and Western blotting for phospho-SMAD2/3 and ZEB-2 in cultures of human bronchial epithelial cells. CDH lungs display an increased expression of 2 microRNAs: miR-200b and miR-10a as compared to control lungs. Fetuses undergoing FETO display increased miR-200 expression in their tracheal fluid at the time of balloon removal. Future survivors of FETO display significantly higher miR-200 expression than those with a limited response. miR-200b was expressed in bronchial epithelial cells and vascular endothelial cells. TGF-β2 expression was lower in CDH lungs. miR-200b inhibited TGF-β-induced SMAD signaling in cultures of human bronchial epithelial cells. Human fetal hypoplastic CDH lungs have a specific miR-200/miR-10a signature. Survival after FETO is associated with increased miR-200 family expression. miR-200b overexpression in CDH lungs results in decreased TGF-β/SMAD signaling.

  8. Evaluation of Neonatal Lung Volume Growth by Pulmonary Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Schopper, Melissa A; Walkup, Laura L; Tkach, Jean A; Higano, Nara S; Lim, Foong Yen; Haberman, Beth; Woods, Jason C; Kingma, Paul S

    2017-09-01

    To evaluate postnatal lung volume in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and determine if a compensatory increase in lung volume occurs during the postnatal period. Using a novel pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging method for imaging neonatal lungs, the postnatal lung volumes in infants with CDH were determined and compared with prenatal lung volumes obtained via late gestation magnetic resonance imaging. Infants with left-sided CDH (2 mild, 9 moderate, and 1 severe) were evaluated. The total lung volume increased in all infants, with the contralateral lung increasing faster than the ipsilateral lung (mean ± SD: 4.9 ± 3.0 mL/week vs 3.4 ± 2.1 mL/week, P = .005). In contrast to prenatal studies, the volume of lungs of infants with more severe CDH grew faster than the lungs of infants with more mild CDH (Spearman's ρ=-0.086, P = .01). Although the contralateral lung volume grew faster in both mild and moderate groups, the majority of total lung volume growth in moderate CDH came from increased volume of the ipsilateral lung (42% of total lung volume increase in the moderate group vs 32% of total lung volume increase in the mild group, P = .09). Analysis of multiple clinical variables suggests that increased weight gain was associated with increased compensatory ipsilateral lung volume growth (ρ = 0.57, P = .05). These results suggest a potential for postnatal catch-up growth in infants with pulmonary hypoplasia and suggest that weight gain may increase the volume growth of the more severely affected lung. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. The Upturned Superior Mesenteric Artery Sign for First-Trimester Detection of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Omphalocele.

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    Lakshmy, Ravi Selvaraj; Agnees, Joy; Rose, Nity

    2017-03-01

    The aim of this study was to follow the course of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) in first-trimester fetuses to predict the location of the small bowel. Its abnormal course aids in early detection of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and assessment of the contents of omphalocele. The SMA can be easily identified in a sagittal section of the fetus by using color Doppler sonography at the 11- to 14-week scan, and normally, it has a downward course caudally to supply the intestines. The course of the SMA points to the location of the bowel. We report a series of 7 cases detected in first trimester with an abnormal course of the SMA, 3 of which had CDH and 4 of which had omphalocele. In CDH, the intestines herniate into the thoracic cavity; hence, the SMA tends to have an upward course toward the thorax. In 4 cases of omphalocele, the SMA follows the exteriorized bowel into the base of the umbilical cord. Second-trimester sonography for detection of congenital malformations is a standardized protocol, but a careful anatomic survey at the 11- to 14-week scan is often rewarding. When there is a suspicion of an intrathoracic mass or a mediastinal shift, the upturned course of SMA serves as a valuable sign in confirmation of CDH. Chromosomal abnormalities are often reported in cases of omphalocele containing small bowel only, and the upward course of the SMA toward the base of the cord helps in its early prenatal diagnosis, which facilitates early genetic assessment in these fetuses. © 2017 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

  10. [Diaphragmatic lipoma needed to distinguish from Bochdalek hernia; report of a case].

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    Naomi, Akira; Oyamatsu, Yoshinori; Narita, Kunio; Nakayama, Masato; Maeda, Shouki

    2014-09-01

    A 69-year-old woman had been followed up for an abnormal shadow on the left diaphragm at a nearby hospital, which showed gradual increase in size and she was referred to our hospital for treatment. Chest computed tomography(CT) showed a dome-shaped and homogeneous mass with smooth surface on the left diaphragm. CT showed 50×60 mm hypodense mass and partly interrupted diaphragm. Magnetic resonance imaging( MRI) revealed fat signal intensity on both T1 and T2 weighted image and fat suppressed T1 image. Bochdalek hernia or diaphragm lipoma was suggested and surgery was done. Yellowish round tumor on the diaphragm was resected. The omentum was easily separated from the tumor. Histopathological finding revealed the lipoma cell invading into striated muscle of diaphragm, and the tumor was diagnosed as a mature lipoma originated from diaphragm.

  11. Correlation between US and MRI for prenatal lung volumetry in diaphragmatic hernia, and use of Doppler to identify the ipsilateral lung cap

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    Castellote, Amparo; Mencho, Sandra; Cadavid, Lina; Piqueras, Joaquim; Enriquez, Goya [University Children' s Hospital Vall d' Hebron, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Barcelona (Spain); Carreras, Elena; Higueras, Teresa [University Hospital Vall d' Hebron, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barcelona (Spain)

    2011-12-15

    Pulmonary hypoplasia is a common cause of neonatal death. To describe the correlation between relative fetal lung volume (RFLV) and lung-to-head ratio (LHR) in fetuses with unilateral diaphragmatic hernia. Additionally, to describe identification of the ipsilateral lung cap by power Doppler. Single-institution study of consecutive fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia. LHR (by US) and RFLV (by MRI) were correlated in fetuses with and without an ipsilateral lung cap seen at MRI. In four, color/power Doppler was used to follow the pulmonary artery of the ipsilateral lung to identify the compressed cap. The study included 48 fetuses of 20-38 weeks' gestational age (mean, 26 weeks). Mean LHR was 1.52 (range, 0.6-3) in fetuses with a lung cap and 1.15 (range, 0.6-2.58) in fetuses without (P = 0.043). Mean RFLV was 47.4% (range, 18-80%) in fetuses with and 32.9% (range, 14-57%) in fetuses without a lung cap (P = 0.005). RFLV and LHR correlated (r = 0.41, P = 0.01 in those with a cap; r = 0.50, P = 0.05 in those without). Power Doppler identified the ipsilateral lung cap and pulsed Doppler confirmed pulmonary vascularization in four of four fetuses. LHR underestimates lung volume in fetuses with an ipsilateral lung cap. Power Doppler may be useful for identifying the cap. (orig.)

  12. Assessment of pulmonary vascular reactivity to oxygen using fractional moving blood volume in fetuses with normal lung development and pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    DeKoninck, Philip; Jimenez, Julio; Russo, Francesca M; Hodges, Ryan; Gratacós, Eduard; Deprest, Jan

    2014-10-01

    The objective of this study is to evaluate whether assessment pulmonary vascular reactivity in response to maternal hyperoxygenation using fractional moving blood volume (FMBV) is associated with lesser variability between individual measurements than what is observed with direct Doppler measurements. Forty-five measurements were performed in 15 singleton fetuses with normal lung development at three time points in the latter half of pregnancy (range: 25.9-36.7 weeks). We further evaluated five fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Lung perfusion was assessed using power Doppler ultrasound, and images were stored for offline FMBV calculation, both at base line and during oxygen administration (9 L/min for 10 min). The proportionate difference between both measurements is further referred to as deltaFMBV. Overall, 91% of images were of sufficient quality for further analysis. There was no correlation between pulmonary reactivity to oxygen (deltaFMBV) and gestational age in controls (12.9 ± 32.1%). Moreover, deltaFMBV showed large variability between subjects, as well as within the same fetus throughout gestation. We observed good intraobserver (0.88; 0.84) and interobserver (0.88; 0.77) reproducibility for both controls and congenital diaphragmatic hernia, respectively (intraclass correlation coefficients). Despite being a reproducible method to study the lung vasculature, the large variability of FMBV following hyperoxygenation limits its clinical translation. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  13. Alveolarization genes modulated by fetal tracheal occlusion in the rabbit model for congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a randomized study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which tracheal occlusion (TO improves alveolarization in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH are incompletely understood. Therefore transcriptional and histological effects of TO on alveolarization were studied in the rabbit model for CDH. The question of the best normalization strategy for gene expression analysis was also addressed. METHODS: Fetal rabbits were randomized for CDH or sham operation on gestational day 23/31 and for TO or sham operation on day 28/31 resulting in four study groups. Untouched littermates were added. At term and before lung harvest, fetuses were subjected to mechanical ventilation or not. Quantitative real-time PCR was performed on lungs from 4-5 fetuses of each group with and without previous ventilation. Stability of ten housekeeping genes (HKGs and optimal number of HKGs for normalization were determined, followed by assessment of HKG expression levels. Expression levels of eleven target genes were studied in ventilated lungs, including genes regulating elastogenesis, cell-environment interactions, and thinning of alveolar walls. Elastic staining, immunohistochemistry and Western blotting completed gene analysis. RESULTS: Regarding HKG expression, TO increased β-actin and β-subunit of ATP synthase. Mechanical ventilation increased β-actin and β2-microglobulin. Flavoprotein subunit of succinate dehydrogenase and DNA topoisomerase were the most stable HKGs. CDH lungs showed disorganized elastin deposition with lower levels for tropoelastin, fibulin-5, tenascin-C, and α6-integrin. After TO, CDH lungs displayed a normal pattern of elastin distribution with increased levels for tropoelastin, fibulin-5, tenascin-C, α6-integrin, ß1-integrin, lysyl oxidase, and drebrin. TO increased transcription and immunoreactivity of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1. CONCLUSIONS: Experimental TO might improve alveolarization through the mechanoregulation of crucial genes for late lung

  14. Relationship between lung-to-head ratio and lung volume in normal fetuses and fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Jani, J; Peralta, C F A; Van Schoubroeck, D; Deprest, J; Nicolaides, K H

    2006-05-01

    To examine the relationship between the fetal lung area and lung area to head circumference ratio (LHR) and lung volume by three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography in normal fetuses and in fetuses with unilateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In 64 fetuses with CDH at median 26 (range, 20-32) weeks of gestation the contralateral lung volume, lung area and LHR were measured and the values were compared to those of 650 normal fetuses at 12-32 weeks. In the normal fetuses both lungs were assessed but in the 64 fetuses with CDH only the contralateral lung was measured because the ipsilateral lung could be visualized adequately in only 40 (62.5%) of the cases. Regression analysis was used to assess the significance of the association between lung volume and lung area or LHR. In the fetuses with CDH, the observed to expected ratios for lung area and LHR were calculated. The expected lung area and LHR were the normal median for a given lung volume. The significance of the differences between the observed to expected lung area and LHR in fetuses with CDH and normal fetuses was determined. In the 64 fetuses with CDH and in 64 normal fetuses, matched for gestational age, the lung length between the apex and the superior aspect of the diaphragm dome was also recorded. In normal fetuses the median lung area and LHR in both the left and right lungs increased significantly with lung volume. In the fetuses with CDH, the lung area and lung volume for gestation were substantially lower than in normal fetuses and the ratios of observed to expected lung area and LHR for a given lung volume were significantly lower than the respective values in normal fetuses. Additionally, the mean lung length was 13% greater and the mean lung area was 44% smaller than the respective values in the normal controls matched for gestational age. The finding of a significant association between LHR and lung volume has validated the use of LHR in the assessment of lung growth. However, the study has

  15. Diaphragmatic hernia repair - congenital

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  16. Prenatal MR imaging of congenital diaphragmatic hernias: association of MR fetal lung volume with the need for postnatal prosthetic patch repair

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    Hagelstein, Claudia; Weidner, Meike; Schoenberg, Stefan O.; Buesing, Karen A.; Neff, K.W. [University of Heidelberg, Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany); Zahn, Katrin [University of Heidelberg, Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany); Weiss, Christel [University of Heidelberg, Department of Medical Statistics and Biomathematics, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany); Schaible, Thomas [University of Heidelberg, Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany)

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    To assess whether the need for postnatal prosthetic patch repair of the diaphragmatic defect in neonates with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with the antenatal measured observed-to-expected magnetic resonance fetal lung volume (o/e MR-FLV). The o/e MR-FLV was calculated in 247 fetuses with isolated CDH. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the prognostic value of the individual o/e MR-FLV for association with the need for postnatal patch repair. Seventy-seven percent (77 %) of patients with a CDH (190/247) required prosthetic patch repair and the defect was closed primarily in 23 % (57/247). Patients requiring a patch had a significantly lower o/e MR-FLV (27.7 ± 10.2 %) than patients with primary repair (40.8 ± 13.8 %, p < 0.001, AUC = 0.786). With an o/e MR-FLV of 20 %, 92 % of the patients required patch repair, compared to only 24 % with an o/e MR-FLV of 60 %. The need for a prosthetic patch was further influenced by the fetal liver position (herniation/no herniation) as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; p < 0.001). Fetal liver position, in addition to the o/e MR-FLV, improves prognostic accuracy (AUC = 0.827). Logistic regression analysis based on the o/e MR-FLV is useful for prenatal estimation of the prosthetic patch requirement in patients with a CDH. In addition to the o/e MR-FLV, the position of the liver as determined by fetal MRI helps improve prognostic accuracy. (orig.)

  17. Prenatal tracheal ligation or intra-amniotic administration of surfactant or dexamethasone prevents some structural changes in the pulmonary arteries of surgically created diaphragmatic hernia in rabbits Ligadura de traquéia no período pré-natal ou administração intra-amniótica de surfactante ou dexametasona evitam algumas alterações estruturais nas artérias pulmonares de fetos de coelho com hérnia diafragmática congênita produzida com cirurgia

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Characterization of the structural changes occurring in the pulmonary arteries resulting from surgically produced congenital diaphragmatic hernia in rabbits, with particular emphasis on the preventive effects of prenatal tracheal ligation or administration of intra-amniotic dexamethasone or surfactant. METHODS: Twenty rabbit fetuses underwent surgical creation of a left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia on the 24th or 25th gestational day. They were divided according to the following procedures: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (n = 5, congenital diaphragmatic hernia plus tracheal ligation (n = 5, congenital diaphragmatic hernia plus intra-amniotic administration of dexamethasone 0.4 mg (n = 5 or surfactant (Curosurf 40 mg, n = 5. On gestational day 30, all the fetuses were delivered by caesarean section and killed. A control group consisted of five nonoperated fetuses. Histomorphometric analysis of medial thickness, cell nuclei density, and elastic fiber density of pulmonary arterial walls was performed. RESULTS: Arteries with an external diameter > 100 mum have a decreased medial thickness, lower cell nuclei density, and greater elastic fiber density when compared with arteries with external diameter 100 mum. Prenatal treatments with tracheal ligation or intra-amniotic administration of dexamethasone or surfactant prevented these changes. In arteries with external diameter OBJETIVO: Caracterização das alterações estruturais que ocorrem nas artérias pulmonares de fetos de coelho com hérnia diafragmática congênita produzida com cirurgia, com destaque especial aos efeitos preventivos da ligadura de traquéia ou administração intra-amniótica de dexametasona ou surfactante. MÉTODOS: Vinte fetos de coelho foram submetidos a cirurgia para produção de hérnia diafragmática no 24º ou 25º dia de gestação. Os animais foram divididos de acordo com os procedimentos: hérnia diafragmática congênita (n = 5, hérnia diafragm

  18. Correlation between lung to thorax transverse area ratio and observed/expected lung area to head circumference ratio in fetuses with left-sided diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Hidaka, Nobuhiro; Murata, Masaharu; Sasahara, Jun; Ishii, Keisuke; Mitsuda, Nobuaki

    2015-05-01

    Observed/expected lung area to head circumference ratio (o/e LHR) and lung to thorax transverse area ratio (LTR) are the sonographic indicators of postnatal outcome in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), and they are not influenced by gestational age. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between these two parameters in the same subjects with fetal left-sided CDH. Fetuses with left-sided CDH managed between 2005 and 2012 were included. Data of LTR and o/e LHR values measured on the same day prior to 33 weeks' gestation in target fetuses were retrospectively collected. The correlation between the two parameters was estimated using the Spearman's rank-correlation coefficient, and linear regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between them. Data on 61 measurements from 36 CDH fetuses were analyzed to obtain a Spearman's rank-correlation coefficient of 0.74 with the following linear equation: LTR = 0.002 × (o/e LHR) + 0.005. The determination coefficient of this linear equation was sufficiently high at 0.712, and the prediction accuracy obtained with this regression formula was considered satisfactory. A good linear correlation between the LTR and the o/e LHR was obtained, suggesting that we can translate the predictive parameters for each other. This information is expected to be useful to improve our understanding of different investigations focusing on LTR or o/e LHR as a predictor of postnatal outcome in CDH. © 2014 Japanese Teratology Society.

  19. Fetal Tracheal Occlusion for Severe Pulmonary Hypoplasia in Isolated Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Survival.

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    Al-Maary, Jamila; Eastwood, Mary P; Russo, Francesca Maria; Deprest, Jan A; Keijzer, Richard

    2016-12-01

    To evaluate fetal survival after tracheal occlusion in fetuses with severe pulmonary hypoplasia and isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Despite recent advances in neonatal intensive care, CDH still has a high mortality and morbidity. Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO) stimulates lung growth and improves gas exchange in animal models of CDH, but the effects in humans are still under investigation. We searched Pubmed, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Scopus databases for clinical studies on tracheal occlusion and CDH. All studies comparing FETO and a contemporary control group were included. The primary outcome was survival, with the need for oxygen on discharge the secondary outcome. Meta-analysis of outcome measures was performed and odds ratios, relative risk ratios, and 95% confidence intervals were estimated with a fixed-effects model and were reported in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidance. Between 1997 and 2015, five eligible studies describing 211 patients were included (101 control and 110 FETO). All studies selected isolated severe CDH fetuses with a lung-to-head ratio 1.0 or less and liver herniation into the thoracic cavity. FETO favored survival outcome (odds ratio 13.32; 95% confidence interval, 5.40-32.87). Meta-analysis of the secondary outcome oxygen need at discharge could not be calculated, because it was not reported in all included studies. FETO improves survival in isolated CDH with severe pulmonary hypoplasia compared with the standard perinatal management.

  20. Lung volumes, ventricular function and pulmonary arterial flow in children operated on for left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: long-term results

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    Abolmaali, Nasreddin; Koch, Arne [Dresden University of Technology, OncoRay - Molecular and Biological Imaging, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden (Germany); Goetzelt, Knut; Vogelberg, Christian [University Clinics Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden University of Technology, Clinic and Policlinic for Pediatrics - Pediatric Pulmonology, Dresden (Germany); Hahn, Gabriele [University Clinics Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden University of Technology, Institute and Policlinic for Radiology - Pediatric Radiology, Dresden (Germany); Fitze, Guido [University Clinics Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden University of Technology, Clinic and Policlinic for Pediatric Surgery, Dresden (Germany)

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    To compare MRI-based functional pulmonary and cardiac measurements in the long-term follow-up of children operated on for left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) with age- and body size-matched healthy controls. Twelve children who received immediate postnatal surgery for closure of isolated left-sided CDH were included and received basic medical examinations, pulmonary function testing and echocardiography. MRI included measurement of lung volume, ventricular function assessment and velocity-encoded imaging of the pulmonary arteries and was compared with the data for 12 healthy children matched for age and body size. While patients' clinical test results were not suspicious, comparison between the MRI data for patients and those for healthy controls revealed significant differences. In patients, the volumes of the left lungs were increased and the tidal volume was larger on the right side. While the stroke volumes of both ventricles were reduced, heart rate and ejection fraction were increased. Flow, acceleration time and cross-sectional area of the left pulmonary artery were reduced. Functional MRI detected pulmonary and cardiac findings in the late follow-up of CDH children which may be missed by standard clinical methods and might be relevant for decisions regarding late outcome and treatment. (orig.)

  1. Lung volumes, ventricular function and pulmonary arterial flow in children operated on for left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: long-term results.

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    Abolmaali, Nasreddin; Koch, Arne; Götzelt, Knut; Hahn, Gabriele; Fitze, Guido; Vogelberg, Christian

    2010-07-01

    To compare MRI-based functional pulmonary and cardiac measurements in the long-term follow-up of children operated on for left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) with age- and body size-matched healthy controls. Twelve children who received immediate postnatal surgery for closure of isolated left-sided CDH were included and received basic medical examinations, pulmonary function testing and echocardiography. MRI included measurement of lung volume, ventricular function assessment and velocity-encoded imaging of the pulmonary arteries and was compared with the data for 12 healthy children matched for age and body size. While patients' clinical test results were not suspicious, comparison between the MRI data for patients and those for healthy controls revealed significant differences. In patients, the volumes of the left lungs were increased and the tidal volume was larger on the right side. While the stroke volumes of both ventricles were reduced, heart rate and ejection fraction were increased. Flow, acceleration time and cross-sectional area of the left pulmonary artery were reduced. Functional MRI detected pulmonary and cardiac findings in the late follow-up of CDH children which may be missed by standard clinical methods and might be relevant for decisions regarding late outcome and treatment.

  2. Expanded intrathoracic space in fetal cases of isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia contributes to disparity between percent predicted lung volume and observed to expected total lung volume.

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    Phithakwatchara, Nisarat; Coleman, Alan; Peiro, Jose L; Lee, Amanda E; Keswani, Sundeep G; Kline-Fath, Beth; Lim, Foong-Yen; Shaaban, Aimen F

    2015-02-01

    The aim of this study was to determine whether fetal lung volume and visceral herniation are associated with changes in intrathoracic space in congenital diaphragmatic hernia(CDH). We retrospectively examined the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging-derived measurements of intrathoracic space [predicted lung volume (PLV)] and residual lung volume or visceral herniation among isolated left-sided CDH fetuses. Data from fetal magnetic resonance imaging studies of 60 isolated left-sided CDH cases were analyzed. The median PLV of the CDH fetuses was found to be much greater than the expected total lung volume (eTLV) of a normal fetus at the same gestational age. Surprisingly, liver herniation and observed TLV(oTLV) were positively correlated with the PLV. Although the PPLV was consistently less than the o/eTLV, both indices were greater in survivors than in non-survivors, whereas no significant difference was seen in the PLV/eTLV ratio in regard to survivorship. The intrathoracic domain available for lungs and viscera is expanded in CDH fetuses and positively affected by the lung volume and the presence of liver herniation, leading to the difference in the PPLV and o/eTLV. Future study of intrathoracic space as it relates to the growth of the lung and herniated viscera is needed to better characterize the relationship between these parameters. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  3. Impact of operator experience on the variability of fetal lung volume estimation by 3D-ultrasound (VOCAL) and magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Strizek, B; Cos Sanchez, T; Khalifé, J; Jani, J; Cannie, M

    2015-05-01

    To evaluate the impact of operator experience in volumetric measurements on intra- and inter-observer variability of lung volume estimation by 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We conducted a retrospective single-center study. Total fetal lung volume (TFLV) was measured twice using 52 stored 3D-ultrasound volumes and 52 corresponding MRI exams by a fetal medicine specialist with no experience in volumetric measurements and two operators experienced in the respective techniques. Bland-Altman analysis was performed to evaluate intra- and inter-observer variability. Measurements of TFLV by 3D-ultrasound showed higher intra-observer variability compared with MRI irrespective of operator experience, with narrower 95% limits of agreement on MRI as compared with ultrasound measurements. Similarly, 3D-ultrasound showed higher inter-observer variability as compared with MRI. Finally the 95% limits of agreement at ultrasound were quite comparable for intra-observer variability between the experienced and the inexperienced operator. Our study shows that operator experience has an impact on the variability of TFLV and, in the absence of experience in volumetric measurements, estimation of TFLV in fetuses with CDH by 3D-ultrasound shows higher variability than MRI measurements, but even in experienced hands variability is greater for 3D-ultrasound.

  4. Fetal lung growth represented by longitudinal changes in MRI-derived fetal lung volume parameters predicts survival in isolated left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Coleman, Alan; Phithakwatchara, Nisarat; Shaaban, Aimen; Keswani, Sundeep; Kline-Fath, Beth; Kingma, Paul; Haberman, Beth; Lim, Foong-Yen

    2015-02-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate fetal lung growth rate for isolated left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) using serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based volumetric measures. Early and late gestational (22-30 and >30 weeks' gestation) lung volumetry was obtained by fetal MRI in 47 cases of isolated left-sided CDH. At both of these time points, lung volume indices, including total lung volume (TLV), observed to expected TLV (o/e TLV), and percentage of predicted lung volume (PPLV) as well as their change rates (Δ) and relative Δ during gestation were calculated and analyzed in regard to their capacity to predict neonatal survival. TLV, o/e TLV, and PPLV had various changes during gestation. Late TLV, early and late o/e TLV, and late PPLV were predictive of neonatal survival. Non-survivors had lower ΔTLV and more negative relative ΔPPLV than survivors (1.18 vs 1.85 mL/week, P = 0.004 and -4.15%/week vs -1.95%/week, P = 0.002, respectively). The severity of pulmonary hypoplasia is dynamic and can worsen in the third trimester. MRI lung volumetry repeated in late gestation can provide additional information on individual lung growth that may facilitate prenatal counseling and focus perinatal management. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  5. Are all pulmonary hypoplasias the same? A comparison of pulmonary outcomes in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, omphalocele and congenital lung malformation.

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    Akinkuotu, Adesola C; Sheikh, Fariha; Cass, Darrell L; Zamora, Irving J; Lee, Timothy C; Cassady, Christopher I; Mehollin-Ray, Amy R; Williams, Jennifer L; Ruano, Rodrigo; Welty, Stephen E; Olutoye, Oluyinka O

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    Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH), omphaloceles, and congenital lung malformations (CLM) may have pulmonary hypoplasia and experience respiratory insufficiency. We hypothesize that given equivalent lung volumes, the degree of respiratory insufficiency will be comparable regardless of the etiology. Records of all fetuses with CDH, omphalocele, and CLM between January 2000 and June 2013 were reviewed. MRI-based observed-to-expected total fetal lung volumes (O/E-TFLV) were calculated. An analysis of outcomes in patients with O/E-TFLV between 40% and 60%, the most inclusive range, was performed. 285 patients were evaluated (161, CDH; 24, omphalocele; 100, CLM). Fetuses with CDH had the smallest mean O/E-TFLV. CDH patients were intubated for longer and had a higher incidence of pulmonary hypertension. Fifty-six patients with the three diagnoses had an O/E-TFLV of 40%-60%. The need for ECMO, supplemental oxygen at 30days of life, and 6-month mortality were similar among groups. CDH patients had a significantly longer duration of intubation and higher incidence of pulmonary hypertension than the other two diagnoses. Given equivalent lung volumes (40%-60% of expected), CDH patients require more pulmonary support initially than omphalocele and CLM patients. In addition to lung volumes, disease-specific factors, such as pulmonary hypertension in CDH, also contribute to pulmonary morbidity and overall outcome. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. delayed presentation of blunt traumatic diaphragmatic heria

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    the spleen and stomach. Through a left thoracotomy, the herniated organs were reduced and diaphragmatic defect closed with interrupted nylon sutures. A high index of suspicion would minimize the morbidity and mortality associated with delayed diagnosis. Keywords: Trauma, diaphragmatic hernia, delayed presentation.

  7. Bochdalek hernia in pregnancy.

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    Ngai, Ivan; Sheen, Jean-Ju; Govindappagari, Shravya; Garry, David J

    2012-09-11

    Asymptomatic diaphragmatic hernias in reproductive-aged women are rare but pose significant morbidity for pregnancy. This is a case of a woman at 29 weeks' gestation with abdominal pain and shortness of breath. Five years prior she had been incidentally diagnosed with a small congenital diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek. Following preconception care, she opted against repair of the hernia prior to pregnancy due to lack of symptoms and no clear recommendation for repair from the surgeon. Imaging studies on emergency room presentation demonstrated a large herniation of viscera into her chest occupying her entire left chest with slight cardiac displacement. Through a multidisciplinary approach, she was stabilised and eventually delivered at 31 weeks due to worsening pulmonary function. The hernia was repaired postpartum. We recommend repair of any diaphragmatic hernia prior to conception to prevent significant maternal and fetal morbidity or mortality. A multidisciplinary approach allows for planning.

  8. Blunt traumatic diaphragmatic rupture

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    Antonio Carlos Nogueira

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic injury of the diaphragm ranges from 0.6 to 1.2% and rise up to 5%among patients who were victims of blunt trauma and underwent laparotomy.Clinical suspicion associated with radiological assessment contributes to earlydiagnosis. Isolated diaphragmatic injury has a good prognosis. Generallyworse outcomes are associated with other trauma injuries. Bilateral andright diaphragmatic lesions have worse prognosis. Multi detector computed tomography (MDCT scan of the chest and abdomen provides better diagnosticaccuracy using the possibility of image multiplanar reconstruction. Surgicalrepair via laparotomy and/ or thoracotomy in the acute phase of the injury hasa better outcome and avoids chronic complications of diaphragmatic hernia.The authors present the case of a young male patient, victim of blunt abdominaltrauma due to motor vehicle accident with rupture of the diaphragm, spleenand kidney injuries. The diagnosis was made by computed tomography of thethorax and abdomen and was confirmed during laparotomy.

  9. FRACTURES OF THE RIBS AND THE DIAPHRAGMATIC RUPTURE WITH A FORMATION OF THE TRANSDIAPHRAGMATIC INTERCOSTAL HERNIA AS A RESULT OF SEVERE COUGHING (CLINICAL OBSERVATION WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. Severe coughing might lead to development of a number of complications, including the diaphragmatic rupture and the ribs fractures. The report contains two similar rare clinical cases: male patients aged 48 and 74 years with transdiaphragmatic intercostal thoracic wall hernia after the rupture of the left half of the diaphragm and ribs fractures as a result of violent coughing. Both patients had a late diagnosis of injuries. Surgical therapy was performed via thoracotomy access using a mesh implant. histological study of the rib in the damaged area in one case detected fibrous osteodysplasia. The review of literature on this rare type of injury was analyzed. 

  10. Prenatal prediction of neonatal survival in cases diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia using abdomen-to-thorax ratio determined by ultrasonography.

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    Lee, Ji Yeon; Jun, Jong Kwan; Lee, JoonHo

    2014-09-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of abdomen-to-thorax ratio (ATR) measured by antenatal ultrasonography for predicting neonatal survival of fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We identified 75 fetuses who were prenatally diagnosed with CDH and delivered in Seoul National University Hospital from 1998 to 2012, retrospectively. Of these, 40 cases who met the following criteria were included: (i) singleton pregnancy; (ii) a case that had available ultrasonographic images; and (iii) a neonate in whom follow-up until discharge from the hospital was available. ATR was measured as follows: each anteroposterior distance (APD) in the abdominal and thoracic cavity was measured in the same midsagittal plane with the fetal neutral position. A thoracic APD was measured from the back to the distal end of the sternum and an abdominal APD from the back to the most protruding abdominal surface. ATR is the ratio of the abdominal APD versus the thoracic APD. Survival rates were 57.5%. There were significant differences in ATR, lung-head ratio (LHR), observed/expected-LHR, quantitative lung index and intrathoracic liver between survivors and non-survivors. Regression analysis demonstrated that only ATR and intrathoracic position of the liver were independent predictors of survival. ATR by multivariate analysis had the most influence on survival rate (P = 0.002). The area under the receiver-operator curve for prediction of survival from ATR was 0.770 (P = 0.004). The diagnostic cut-off value for ATR was 0.96. Because ATR is effective to predict neonatal survival in CDH fetuses and is easy to measure, it can be used as another powerful parameter for managing CDH fetuses. © 2014 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2014 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  11. The VICI-trial: high frequency oscillation versus conventional mechanical ventilation in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: an international multicentre randomized controlled trial

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a severe congenital anomaly of the diaphragm resulting in pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. It is associated with a high risk of mortality and pulmonary morbidity. Previous retrospective studies have reported high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFO to reduce pulmonary morbidity in infants with CDH, while others indicated HFO to be associated with worse outcome. We therefore aimed to develop a randomized controlled trial to compare initial ventilatory treatment with high-frequency oscillation and conventional ventilation in infants with CDH. Methods/design This trial is designed as a multicentre trial in which 400 infants (200 in each arm will be included. Primary outcome measures are BPD, described as oxygen dependency by day 28 according to the definition of Jobe and Bancalari, and/or mortality by day 28. All liveborn infants with CDH born at a gestational age of over 34 weeks and no other severe congenital anomalies are eligible for inclusion. Parental informed consent is asked antenatally and the allocated ventilation mode starts within two hours after birth. Laboratory samples of blood, urine and tracheal aspirate are taken at the first day of life, day 3, day 7, day 14 and day 28 to evaluate laboratory markers for ventilator-induced lung injury and pulmonary hypertension. Discussion To date, randomized clinical trials are lacking in the field of CDH. The VICI-trial, as the first randomized clinical trial in the field of CDH, may provide further insight in ventilation strategies in CDH patient. This may hopefully prevent mortality and morbidity. Trial registration Netherlands Trial Register (NTR: NTR1310

  12. Correlation of observed-to-expected total fetal lung volume with intrathoracic organ herniation on magnetic resonance imaging in fetuses with isolated left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Nawapun, K; Eastwood, M; Sandaite, I; DeKoninck, P; Claus, F; Richter, J; Rayyan, M; Deprest, J

    2015-08-01

    To assess using fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the relationship between the position of the stomach as well as the volume of herniation of organs into the thorax, and the observed-to-expected total fetal lung volume (o/e-TFLV), as a measure of pulmonary hypoplasia, in fetuses with isolated left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (LCDH). This was a single-center retrospective study using archived MR images from fetuses > 20 weeks' gestation evaluated for isolated LCDH over an 11-year period between July 2002 and September 2013. We retrieved data on the gestational age at MRI, o/e-TFLV and liver position. Images were also reviewed by a single operator to determine retrospectively the position of the stomach as well as the proportion of the total thorax volume occupied by the herniated fetal liver, stomach and other viscera. Following confirmation of reproducibility, we assessed the correlation of intrathoracic organ volumes and stomach position with o/e-TFLV. The study included 205 fetuses which underwent a total of 259 MR examinations. The reproducibility of organ volume measurements was excellent (intraclass correlation coefficient range, 0.928-0.997). The average time spent to obtain intrathoracic organ volumes ranged from 2.28 to 5.13 min. Of all herniated organ-to-thoracic volume ratios, the liver-to-thoracic volume ratio had the strongest correlation with o/e-TFLV (ρ = -0.429, Pvolume did not correlate, although, when categorized by the position and extent of stomach herniation, there was an inverse relationship to o/e-TFLV. No intrathoracic organ-to-thoracic volume ratio was related to gestational age. We observed in fetuses with isolated LCDH an inverse relationship between lung volume and the amount of liver herniated as well as the position of the stomach in the chest. Copyright © 2014 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  13. Comparison of matching by body volume or gestational age for calculation of observed to expected total lung volume in fetuses with isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Nawapun, K; Sandaite, I; Dekoninck, P; Claus, F; Richter, J; De Catte, L; Deprest, J

    2014-12-01

    To determine the bias induced by matching fetuses according to gestational age (GA) or fetal body volume (FBV) when calculating the observed to expected total fetal lung volume (o/e TFLV) in cases of isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). This was a single-center, retrospective study on archived magnetic resonance (MR) images of fetuses with isolated CDH over a 10-year period. We retrieved the TFLV, GA and o/e TFLVGA , and delineated FBV to obtain TFLVFBV in each case. We evaluated the relationship between o/e TFLVFBV and o/e TFLVGA by Bland-Altman analysis. All outliers were manually identified, and their specific clinical features were retrieved. Records of a total of 377 MR examinations of 225 fetuses were identified and included in the analysis. The mean ( ± SD) time spent on FBV measurement was 16.12 ± 4.95 min. On reproducibility analysis of FBV measurement (n = 10), the intraobserver intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was 0.998 and the interobserver ICC was 0.999. FBV was highly correlated with GA (R(2)  = 0.899; P  90(th) centile (+14.7%). Discrepancies in matching by FBV and GA when calculating o/e TFLV are more likely in fetuses with an abnormal EFW or in fetuses carried by overweight women. The clinical relevance of using FBV rather than GA for calculation of the o/e TFLV might be limited, as there was no discrepancy between the two methods in fetuses with small lungs ( lung volume assessment. Copyright © 2014 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  14. An unusually large paraesophageal hernia mimicking a Bochdalek hernia.

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    Selvakumar, Daneish; Sian, Karan; Iyengar, Ajay J; Mejia, Ross

    2017-08-01

    Hiatal hernias are due to defects in the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm and can be classified into sliding or paraesophageal hernias. A 31-year-old male raised a suspicion of a Bochdalek hernia but at surgery had a large paraesophageal hernia. Bochdalek hernia, a congenital diaphragmatic hernia presents in adulthood asymptomatically or with vague abdominal symptoms. It is paramount to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any fatal complications with imaging studies. Prompt surgical management with large complicated hernias, such as in our case presentation would ensure the most favorable outcome.

  15. Correlation of Observed-to-Expected MRI Fetal Lung Volume and Ultrasound Lung-to-Head Ratio at Different Gestational Times in Fetuses With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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    Kastenholz, Katrin E; Weis, Meike; Hagelstein, Claudia; Weiss, Christel; Kehl, Sven; Schaible, Thomas; Neff, K Wolfgang

    2016-04-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare the observed-to-expected MRI fetal lung volume and the observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio intraindividually for prediction of survival, the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy, and the development of chronic lung disease (CLD) at different times of gestation ( 32 weeks) in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), and to analyze the intraindividual correlation of observed-to-expected MRI fetal lung volume and observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio. Two hundred one fetuses were included in our study. Observed-to-expected MRI fetal lung volume and observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio were calculated for 270 MRI and ultrasound examinations performed within 72 hours of each other. The prognostic accuracy of observed-to-expected MRI fetal lung volume and observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio was assessed by performing ROC analysis. Correlation was determined using linear regression analysis. The results revealed statistically significant differences between the observed-to-expected MRI fetal lung volume and observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio for the prediction of survival, the need for ECMO therapy, and the development of CLD in fetuses with left-sided CDH (p ≤ 0.0444), with the highest prognostic accuracy for survival (AUC = 0.863). Observed-to-expected MRI fetal lung volume and observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio correlated statistically significantly (p lung volume and observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio are valuable prognostic parameters for prenatal prediction of survival, the need for ECMO therapy, and the development of CLD in fetuses with left-sided CDH at all times of gestation. Observed-to-expected MRI fetal lung volume and observed-to-expected ultrasound lung-to-head ratio correlate statistically significantly for left-sided CDH, and the correlation is best before 32 weeks' gestation

  16. Functional residual capacity (FRC) and lung clearance index (LCI) in mechanically ventilated infants: application in the newborn with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).

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    Landolfo, Francesca; Savignoni, Ferdinando; Capolupo, Irma; Columbo, Claudia; Calzolari, Flaminia; Giliberti, Paola; Chukhlantseva, Natalia; Bagolan, Pietro; Dotta, Andrea

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    Functional residual capacity (FRC) and lung clearance index (LCI) are sensitive parameters for early detection of airway disease in infancy. The closed helium dilution method has been applied to assess lung volume and ventilation inhomogeneity (VI) in spontaneously breathing infants. The aims of this study were as follows: (1) to assess applicability of the helium gas dilution technique in mechanically ventilated infants with high-risk congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and to evaluate changes in breathing patterns, lung volume, and VI during the first days of life before and after surgery, and (2) to analyze the possible correlation between changes in lung volume, cerebral hemodynamics, and oxygenation before and after surgical correction of CDH through near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring. Lung function tests were performed by multibreath washout traces with an ultrasonic flowmeter and helium gas dilution technique. For all babies, three acceptable FRC and LCI measurements were collected for each test (mean and SD of three measurements were calculated) before surgery (T0), 24 h after surgery (T1) during mechanical ventilation, and within 24 h after extubation in spontaneous breathing (T2). Cerebral and splanchnic hemodynamics were continuously monitored by NIRS during mechanical ventilation to evaluate relationships between changes in lung volume and capillary-venous oxyhemoglobin saturation in tissues. Fraction of inspired oxygen delivered was adjusted to keep oxygen saturation between 90% and 95%. Thirteen CDH infants were studied; median GA = 38 weeks (range 35-41) and median BW = 3000 g (range 1850-3670). FRC and LCI significantly improved after extubation when compared with pre-surgical values. No differences were found in tidal volume (Vt) and NIRS monitoring before and after surgery and after extubation. Neither LCI nor FRC was correlated with NIRS values. Helium gas dilution technique is an applicable and reliable technique to measure lung

  17. Preferential streaming of the ductus venosus toward the right atrium is associated with a worse outcome despite a higher rate of invasive procedures in human fetuses with left diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Stressig, R; Fimmers, R; Schaible, T; Degenhardt, J; Axt-Fliedner, R; Gembruch, U; Kohl, T

    2013-12-01

    Preferential streaming of the ductus venosus (DV) toward the right atrium has been observed in fetuses with left diaphragmatic hernia (LDH). The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare survival rates to discharge between a group with preferential streaming of the DV toward the right heart and a group in which this abnormal flow pattern was not present. We retrospectively searched our patient records for fetuses with LDH in whom liver position, DV streaming and postnatal outcome information was available. 55 cases were found and divided into two groups: Group I fetuses exhibited abnormal DV streaming toward the right side of the heart; group II fetuses did not. Various prognostic and outcome parameters were compared. 62 % of group I fetuses and 88 % of group II fetuses survived to discharge (p = 0.032). Fetoscopic tracheal balloon occlusion (FETO) was performed in 66 % of group I fetuses and 23 % of group II fetuses (p = 0.003). Postnatal ECMO therapy was performed in 55 % of group I fetuses and 23 % of group II infants (p = 0.025). Moderate to severe chronic lung disease in survivors was observed in 56 % of the survivors of group I and 9 % of the survivors of group II (p = 0.002). Preferential streaming of the DV toward the right heart in human fetuses with left-sided diaphragmatic hernia was associated with a poorer postnatal outcome despite a higher rate of invasive pre- and postnatal procedures compared to fetuses without this flow abnormality. Specifically, abnormal DV streaming was found to be an independent predictor for FETO. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  18. Hérnias diafragmáticas traumáticas: Revisão casuística Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias: Retrospective analysis

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    dificuldade de diagnóstico pré-operatória continua a requerer elevado grau de suspeição, exigindo-se sempre a colocação desta hipótese de diagnóstico no contexto de traumatismos toraco-abdominais fechados.Aims: This study classifies cases of traumatic diaphragmatic hernias (TDH in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU of the Coimbra University Hospitals (HUC from 1990 to 2004. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 34 cases of TDH, studying anatomical location, place and time of diagnosis, complementary tests aiding diagnosis, herniated organs, associated traumatism, morbidity and mortality. Results: Twenty-eight male and six female patients with an average age of 40.5 years ± 20.5, average SAPS score 38.8. Average lenght of stay was 19.1± 13.6 days, all suffered from closed traumatism and were put on artificial ventilation. The left-side diaphragm was more frequently affected (94.1% then the right. Diagnosis in 19 cases was made up in the first six hours following the diagnosis of traumatism, in four cases within 12 hours and in the remaining cases between 48 hours and 16 years after traumatism. In 13 patients the diagnosis was established intra-operatively. The stomach was typically one of the herniated organs. The most frequently associated lesions at the thoracic level were pulmonary contusion, haemothorax and pneumothorax, and at the abdominal level, haemoperitoneum and splenic lesion. The rates for complications and mortality were 55.8% and 11.7% respectively. Conclusions: TDH mainly occurs on the left side through closed thoraco-abdominal trauma following road traffic accidents. This group of patients, on average younger than others admitted to ICU, presents a longer average hospitalisation period, but has lower rates of mortality and lower SAPS severity scores. The most commonly herniated organ was the stomach and the most frequently encountered lesions were cranial-encephalic, splenic and pleural traumatisms. Pre-operative diagnosis of

  19. Bochdalek hernia with obstructive uropathy.

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    Song, Young S; Hassani, Cameron; Nardi, Peter M

    2011-06-01

    Bochdalek hernias are postero-medial diaphragmatic defects that usually contain peritoneal fat and often remain asymptomatic. We present a unique case in which involvement of the adjacent ureter in the hernia defect resulted in obstructive uropathy. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Right congenital pleuro-peritoneal hiatus hernia

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    Sankar DK

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are of various types which are due to the defect in the diaphragm and can be encountered in any period of life. Left mediastinal shift with right congenital diaphragmatic hernia is rare and life threatening malformation. We describe a case of right congenital diaphragmatic hernia of a newborn male infant, which died shortly after birth. The lobes of the liver were enlarged and occupied whole of the abdominal cavity. The stomach and intestinal loops were herniated into the right pleural cavity and partly into the left pleural cavity. Severe hypoplastic right lung, trilobed left lung and dextrocardia also were observed.

  1. Complicated cases of Morgagni's hernia and Bochdalek's hernia. With special reference of CT examination

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    Ono, Seiji; Kakitsubata, Yosuke; Hoshi, Hiroaki; Watanabe, Katsuji; Hayashi, Mami; Shibata, Koichiro; Koga, Yasunori

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    Usefulness of CT in the diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia was described. A 63 year-old woman without any complaints was pointed out abnormal shadow on chest X-ray films. CT scan revealed encapsulated fat tissue density masses at the right lower anterior mediastinum and the lower posterior lung field. At surgery, these two masses were diaphragmatic hernia (Morgagni's hernia and Bochdalek's hernia). Hernia contents were omentum and hernia sacs were peritoneum in each portion. It was found that CT clearly demonstrated the extent and nature of this disease.

  2. Fatores prognósticos e sobrevida em recém-nascidos com hérnia diafragmática congênita Prognostic factors and survival in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Luis R. Longo dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Objetivo:analisar a importância de fatores prognósticos para sobrevida, no período neonatal, de pacientes com hérnia diafragmática congênita (HDC tratados no Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP e comparar os resultados com os da literatura. Com isso, permitir a atualização do aconselhamento familiar e orientar mudanças de conduta em nosso serviço. Método: estudo retrospectivo de 27 casos consecutivos de recém-nascidos com HDC, admitidos no serviço de cirurgia pediátrica do Instituto da Criança do HCFMUSP entre abril de 1991 e janeiro de 2002, e comparação estatística com dados de meta-análise da literatura. Resultados: dos 27 pacientes, 12 nasceram na instituição, e 15 foram transferidos após o nascimento. Doze (44% tiveram diagnóstico pré-natal, e 85% (23/27 eram nascidos de termo. A maioria apresentou desconforto respiratório precoce e necessitou intubação em sala de parto. Seis crianças (22% reuniam critérios para indicação de ECMO. Vinte pacientes (74% foram submetidos à correção cirúrgica, e sete (26% evoluíram a óbito sem conseguir estabilização clínica mínima para a cirurgia (cinco destes apresentavam critérios para indicação de ECMO. A mortalidade pós-operatória foi de 25% (5/20. A sobrevida global no período neonatal foi de 56% (15/27. A sobrevida dos nascidos em nosso hospital foi de 33% (4/12, e dos casos externos foi de 73% (11/15. Desconforto respiratório grave, indicação precoce de ventilação mecânica e hipoxemia grave (pO2 pós-ductal Objective: to evaluate the prognostic factors importance to survival in neonatal period of newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated at Hospital das Clínicas, School of Medicine of Universidade de São Paulo, and to compare the outcome with data published in medical literature. So that the results of this study might allow updating family counseling and guiding changes in clinical management of our department. Methods: retrospective study

  3. Abordagem ventilatória protetora no tratamento da hérnia diafragmática congênita Gentle ventilatory approach for the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Felipe de Souza Rossi

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a evolução de recém-nascidos com diagnóstico de hérnia diafragmática congênita admitidos na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de um hospital privado de nível terciário, no qual aplicou-se uma estratégia ventilatória protetora. MÉTODOS: Coorte histórica com análise de prontuários de pacientes portadores de hérnia diafragmática congênita, admitidos de junho de 2001 a julho de 2006. Avaliaram-se dados referentes ao recém-nascido (índices prognósticos antenatais, peso ao nascimento, idade gestacional, sexo, dados da reanimação e estabililização pré-operatória, cuidados pós-operatórios e taxa de sobrevida. RESULTADOS: Oito neonatos tiveram diagnóstico de hérnia diafragmática congênita. O peso variou entre 2,38 e 3,45kg e a idade gestacional, entre 36 e 39 semanas; cinco deles eram do sexo masculino. Todos foram intubados em sala de parto até o final do primeiro minuto de vida. A correção cirúrgica ocorreu entre o segundo e o sexto dias de vida e, em quatro pacientes, houve necessidade do uso de patch. Uma estratégia ventilatória protetora foi utilizada em seis neonatos, com dados gasométricos visando PaO2 pré-ductal normal e tolerando-se hipercapnia (PaCO2 50 a 60mmHg. A extubação ocorreu entre o primeiro e o 12ºdias do pós-operatório, com exceção de um paciente. Seis recém-nascidos receberam alta, em média, com 30 dias de vida (19 a 55 dias. A sobrevida foi de 75%. CONCLUSÕES: A sistematização do cuidado de pacientes com hérnia diafragmática congênita pode garantir, em nosso meio, uma sobrevida comparável aos principais centros mundiais que lidam com a doença.OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical evolution of newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia admitted to neoretal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary private hospital and treated with a gentle ventilatory approach. METHODS: Analysis of charts of patients born between June 2001 and July 2006. The following data

  4. Medical image of the week: Bochdalek hernia

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    Omar M

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A 61 year-old man presented for an evaluation of a nonproductive cough. He has a history of well-controlled asthma, allergic rhinitis and nasal polyposis, hypertension, gastro-esophageal reflux and obstructive sleep apnea. The ACE inhibitor used to treat hypertension was discontinued. The physical exam was unremarkable. Pulmonary function testing was normal. A PA and lateral chest radiograph was performed and revealed an abnormal contour of the left hemidiaphragm with a large lobulated opacity (Figure 1- blue arrows. Computed chest tomography revealed the lobulated opacity in the left lower lobe contained fat and was consistent with a Bochdalek hernia (Figure 2. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a major malformation in newborns and in the perinatal period. The diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in adults is rare. There are three types of congenital diaphragmatic hernias: posterolateral (Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia, subcostosternal (Morgagni hernia and esophageal hiatal hernia. The Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia is the result of ...

  5. Experience with the Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic ...

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    Survival was 71.4 per cent for the outborn and 40 per cent for the inborn. It is concluded that CDH is a disease with a range of severity. The higher survival rate among the more mature outborns suggest a natural selection of those with minimum respiratory impairment. Keywords: Congenital, Diaphragmatic hernia. Nigerian ...

  6. Laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernioplasty in a dog

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    João Pedro Scussel Feranti Feranti

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available A diaphragmatic hernia is characterized by the passage of the abdominal viscera into the thoracic cavity, which may be congenital or acquired. Its treatment is achieved by surgical correction. When there is no tissue or in cases of herniation with a chronic disease, the use biological or synthetic implants is recommended. The objective of this study was to report a technique of laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repair using bovine pericardium preserved in a canine, using three portal accesses. Due to the large diaphragmatic defect, reduction with the aid of a network of preserved bovine pericardium in formaldehyde 4% was chosen. The mesh was sutured to the transversus abdominus muscle in two layers. The first layer was sutured using simple continuous pattern, and the second one using simple interrupted sutures. The patient collapsed and died 24hours postoperatively. However, the purposed technique was feasible.

  7. Imaging of diaphragmatic rupture after trauma

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    Eren, S. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, Erzurum (Turkey)]. E-mail: suateren@atauni.edu.tr; Kantarci, M. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, Erzurum (Turkey); Okur, A. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatuerk University, Erzurum (Turkey)

    2006-06-15

    Traumatic rupture of the diaphragm usually results from blunt or penetrating injuries, or iatrogenic causes. Most cases are initially overlooked in the acute phase because they present with variable clinical and radiological signs. An overlooked diaphragmatic injury presents as a hernia many years later with potentially serious complications, therefore selection of the most appropriate radiological technique and accurate diagnosis of traumatic diaphragmatic hernias (DH) on the first admission is important. Although the diagnosis of diaphragmatic injuries is problematic, various investigations may be used for diagnosis. We describe the imaging findings of 19 traumatic DH cases with various imaging techniques. The patients were acute trauma cases or cases with prior trauma or thoraco-abdominal surgery with clinical suspicion of DH. An evaluation of the imaging techniques used in the diagnosis of DH is presented.

  8. The role of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate in the repair of traumatic diaphragmatic injuries

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    Bas, Gurhan; Ozkan, Orhan Veli; Alimoglu, Orhan; Eryilmaz, Ramazan; Sahin, Mustafa; Okan, Ismail; Cevikbas, Ugur

    2015-01-01

    Diaphragmatic injuries either by blunt or penetrating trauma require prompt surgical intervention and are often exigent to repair. N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (n-butyl-2-CA) is a tissue adhesive which has gained wide application in many areas of surgery including emergency. To repair the extensive injuries of the diaphragm it may be necessary the use of synthetic mesh by fixing it with sutures or staples. The use of tissue adhesives may circumvent the potential problems associated with mesh fixation. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tissue adhesives usage for mesh fixation in diaphragmatic injury repair. Twenty-four rats were divided into 3 groups each of them containing 8 rats. A 1- cm diaphragmatic defect was created in all rats. The defect was repaired by polypropylene suture in Group I, by mesh fixed with sutures in group II and by mesh fixed with n-butyl-2-CA in group III. The rats were sacrificed after 1 month. The episode of hernia and the adhesions were assessed by adhesion density score. Also, the abscess and inflammation in the repaired tissue were evaluated microscopically. The Kruskal-Wallis test was performed for the histopathological analysis. No diaphragmatic hernia was detected in any group. While Group III had higher adhesion density scores than group I (P: 0.027), there were no differences between group III and II (P: 0.317) and group II and I (P = 0.095) regarding adhesion density scores. The inflammation grade was higher in group III than group I and II (P 0.05). Repair of traumatic diaphragmatic injury in penetrating wound, with polypropylene mesh fixed by n-butyl-2-CA in rats appears to be as efficacious and safe as conventional methods in early period. However, further experimental and clinical study are needed to compare the long-term results of adhesive mesh repair with those of the traditional sutured techniques. PMID:26131179

  9. Bochdalek hernia presenting with initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity in a leukemic child.

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    Kang, Zhen; Min, Xiangde; Wang, Liang

    2017-03-01

    Local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity is a rare initial presentation of Bochdalek hernia. We report a case of Bochdalek hernia in a child with leukemia that demonstrated initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity on computed tomography scan and progressed to an obvious diaphragmatic hernia on subsequent follow-up. We suggest that initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity on computed tomography scan may indicate a potential diaphragmatic hernia.

  10. Bochdalek hernia presenting with initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity in a leukemic child

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    Kang, Zhen; Min, Xiangde; Wang, Liang

    2017-01-01

    Local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity is a rare initial presentation of Bochdalek hernia. We report a case of Bochdalek hernia in a child with leukemia that demonstrated initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity on computed tomography scan and progressed to an obvious diaphragmatic hernia on subsequent follow-up. We suggest that initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity on computed tomography scan may indicate a potential diaphragmatic hernia.

  11. Bochdalek hernia presenting with initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity in a leukemic child

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    Zhen Kang, MS

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity is a rare initial presentation of Bochdalek hernia. We report a case of Bochdalek hernia in a child with leukemia that demonstrated initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity on computed tomography scan and progressed to an obvious diaphragmatic hernia on subsequent follow-up. We suggest that initial local fat infiltration of the thoracic cavity on computed tomography scan may indicate a potential diaphragmatic hernia.

  12. Region of interest-based versus whole-lung segmentation-based approach for MR lung perfusion quantification in 2-year-old children after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair

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    Weis, M.; Sommer, V.; Hagelstein, C.; Schoenberg, S.O.; Neff, K.W. [Heidelberg University, Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany); Zoellner, F.G. [Heidelberg University, Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany); Zahn, K. [University of Heidelberg, Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany); Schaible, T. [Heidelberg University, Department of Paediatrics, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany)

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    With a region of interest (ROI)-based approach 2-year-old children after congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) show reduced MR lung perfusion values on the ipsilateral side compared to the contralateral. This study evaluates whether results can be reproduced by segmentation of whole-lung and whether there are differences between the ROI-based and whole-lung measurements. Using dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI, pulmonary blood flow (PBF), pulmonary blood volume (PBV) and mean transit time (MTT) were quantified in 30 children after CDH repair. Quantification results of an ROI-based (six cylindrical ROIs generated of five adjacent slices per lung-side) and a whole-lung segmentation approach were compared. In both approaches PBF and PBV were significantly reduced on the ipsilateral side (p always <0.0001). In ipsilateral lungs, PBF of the ROI-based and the whole-lung segmentation-based approach was equal (p=0.50). In contralateral lungs, the ROI-based approach significantly overestimated PBF in comparison to the whole-lung segmentation approach by approximately 9.5 % (p=0.0013). MR lung perfusion in 2-year-old children after CDH is significantly reduced ipsilaterally. In the contralateral lung, the ROI-based approach significantly overestimates perfusion, which can be explained by exclusion of the most ventral parts of the lung. Therefore whole-lung segmentation should be preferred. (orig.)

  13. Laparoscopic retroperitoneal repair of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia.

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    Rosen, M J; Ponsky, L; Schilz, R

    2007-04-01

    Bochdalek hernias are rare congenital diaphragmatic defects. We report a case of a 50-year-old male with chronic shortness of breath who was diagnosed with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia. This hernia was repaired using a laparoscopic retroperitoneal approach.

  14. Large hiatal hernia in infancy with right intrathoracic stomach along with left sided morgagni hernia.

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    Saeed, Uzma; Mazhar, Naveed; Zameer, Shahla

    2014-11-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a very common intrathoracic fetal anomaly with Morgagni hernia typically seen on right side anteriorly and Bochdalek hernia on left side posteriorly, because of the protective effects of liver and heart on either side respectively. Hiatal hernias range from herniation of a small portion of stomach into thoracic cavity to herniation of entire stomach into the left thoracic cavity. Very rarely the herniated stomach has been reported in the right thoracic cavity. Early diagnosis and treatment of all diaphragmatic hernias is essential to reduce the associated morbidity and mortality. We present a very rare and interesting case of an 18 months old baby girl with reverse scenarios. She had a large hiatal hernia with right intrathoracic stomach along with a left sided Morgagni hernia in combination.

  15. Hérnia diafragmática direita tardia associada a hepatotórax - relato de caso com revisão da literatura Hight diaphragmatic hernia with hepatothorax - case report and literature review

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Lesões diafragmáticas traumáticas ainda permanecem como um grande desafio diagnóstico na sala de emergência. Essas injúrias são entidades incomuns cujos diagnósticos passam despercebidos, resultando em hérnias diafragmáticas crônicas, podendo evoluir para estrangulamento. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente com injúria diafragmática direita tardia associada a hepatotórax diagnosticada três anos após o trauma original. O comprometimento respiratório e dor abdominal em quadrante superior foram os principais sintomas que levaram à investigação diagnóstica. Ele foi manejado através de laparotomia e o defeito fechado mediante reparo primário, sem o uso de telas. Não houve complicações no pós-operatório, com alta após seis dias. CONCLUSÃO: As hérnias diafragmáticas tardias associadas a hepatotórax são raras. Estudos radiográficos e tomografias computadorizadas são os métodos de escolha para o correto diagnóstico. Tanto a toracotomia quanto a laparotomia podem ser realizadas para o reparo cirúrgico.INTRODUCTION: Traumatic diaphragm lesions still remain problematic in diagnosis and handling. CASE REPORT: Patient with diaphragmatic hernia had the diagnosis made three years after car accident. At admission, he was with abdominal pain and respiratory distress. Submitted to image investigation, had the diagnosis done of a diaphragm herniation. Laparotomy revealed liver and adjacent viscera into the thorax and a diaphragm defect of 15 cm. The defect was closed without the use any mash. There was no complications and in an outclinic assistance, one year later, he was asymptomatic. CONCLUSION: Diaphragmatic herniations are rare entities. Image examination is indicated and can do correct diagnosis in all cases. Laparotomy or thoracotomy must be use in defect reparation.

  16. Late presenting Bochdalek hernia with gastric perforation.

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    Ozkan, Aybars; Bozkurter Cil, Asudan Tugce; Kaya, Murat; Etcioglu, Inci; Okur, Mesut

    2015-01-01

    Late-onset congenital diaphragmatic hernias that give symptoms beyond the neonatal period are rare and are difficult to diagnose. The diagnosis is usually made in case of complications such as intestinal obstruction, strangulation, and perforation, which further necessitate immediate surgical repair. The case of a 5-year-old child presenting with acute respiratory distress with gastric strangulation and perforation secondary to Bochdalek hernia is reported here. Although presentation in the latter ages is less common, congenital diaphragmatic hernia should be included in the differential diagnosis of respiratory distress in children. Symptoms and diagnostic tools should truly be interpreted. Gastrointestinal complications must urgently be recognized, and early surgical intervention must be performed.

  17. Bochdalek hernia in a symptomatic adult.

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    Herling, Anique; Makhdom, Fahd; Al-Shehri, Abdullah; Mulder, David S

    2014-08-01

    Bochdalek hernias usually present in neonates with respiratory failure, need to be operated early and are associated with a high mortality. We describe an adult patient who came to the emergency department with nonspecific recurrent chest and abdominal pain. A computed tomography scan showed a large posterolateral diaphragmatic defect and an oversized spleen. The hernia was repaired by a thoracoabdominal approach and Gore-Tex patch. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are rare and are associated with nonspecific symptoms in adults. With suspicious chest or abdominal radiographs, a computed tomography scan is essential to plan an individualized surgical intervention. Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Childhood Morgagni hernia: report of two cases

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    Kamal Nain Rattan

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    Full Text Available Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia is a rare congenital anomaly to be seen in the pediatric age group. We are reporting two cases of Morgagni hernia, which presented with non-specific symptoms and posed a diagnostic dilemma. One of the patients was 10 years old and associated with asplenia and Down’s syndrome; the second case presented as isolated Morgagni hernia in an 8 month baby. The diagnosis was confirmed with radiography and computed chest tomography. Both cases were managed successfully with surgical repair of the diaphragmatic defect through trans-abdominal approach.

  19. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in an adult.

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    Hamid, Kamran S; Rai, Surjit S; Rodriguez, Joaquin A

    2010-01-01

    Bochdalek hernias are congenital diaphragmatic defects resulting from the failure of posterolateral diaphragmatic foramina to fuse in utero. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernias in adults are infrequent and may lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction or severe pulmonary disease. We describe our experience with this rare entity. A retrospective chart review was performed on a single patient for data collection purposes. The patient is a morbidly obese 53-year-old female who presented with epigastric pain and diffuse abdominal tenderness. Computed tomography scans of the chest and abdomen revealed a small posterior diaphragmatic defect containing gastric fundal diverticulum. Laboratory work and imaging revealed no other findings. Laparoscopic repair of the Bochdalek hernia was done via an abdominal approach and utilized primary closure with an AlloDerm patch apposed to the defect. The patient has had significant clinical improvement and continues to do well at 9 months postoperatively. Laparoscopic repair of symptomatic adult Bochdalek hernias can be performed successfully and may result in significant clinical improvement.

  20. Traumatic lung hernia; Hernia pulmonar traumatica

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    Rabaza, M. J.; Alcazar, P. P.; Touma, C. [Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves. Granada (Spain)

    2001-07-01

    Lung hernia is an uncommon entity that is defined as the protrusion of the lung parenchyma through a defect in the thoracic cavity. It is classified on the basis of its location (cervical, intercostal and diaphragmatic) and etiology (congenital and acquired). Acquired lung hernias can be further grouped as spontaneous, traumatic or pathological, depending on the responsible mechanism. Nearly half of them are secondary to chest trauma, whether penetrating or blunt. We present a case of lung hernia in a patient with penetrating chest trauma. The diagnosis was suspected from the radiographic images and was confirmed by computed tomography. We also review the literature concerning its classification and incidence, diagnostic methods used and treatment. (Author) 9 refs.

  1. Bochdalek hernia in adult

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    Oliveira, Daniel Riccioppo C.f. De [UNIFESP; Aldo Junqueira Rodrigues Jr.

    2008-01-01

    Bochdalek´s hernia is a congenital malformation of the posterolateral diaphragm region. It is more common on the left and more frequently seen in newborns and rare in adults, with over a few 100 reported cases. We present a case of Bochdalek´s hernia in a 49-year-old patient with long term dyspeptic symptoms. The upper endoscopy showed a gastric fundus herniation sliding into the chest through the diaphragmatic defect. The patient also presented with a rare pulmonary malformation ...

  2. Congenital diaphramatic hernia

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    Kline-Fath, Beth M. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, MLC 5031, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

    2012-01-15

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, despite advances in therapy, remains a complex condition with significant morbidity and mortality. The etiology of the disorder is still incompletely understood, though the pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension that develop secondarily must be overcome to improve survival. Prenatal US and fetal MRI have helped in the development of a greater understanding of this disease. Also with these modalities, measurement techniques have been developed in an attempt to provide prognosticators for the development of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. There is a broad range of approaches for performing these measurements, and variability among imaging centers is noted. Despite inconsistent approaches, these techniques have become the foundation for counseling and prenatal and postnatal therapy. It is hoped that with further research with prenatal US and fetal MRI and the development of innovative medical and surgical therapies that the morbidity and mortality of children with congenital diaphragmatic hernias can be significantly reduced. (orig.)

  3. A Rare Cause of Haemorrhage in the Upper Gastrointestinal System: Bochdalek Hernia.

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    Cevizci, M N; Erdemir, G; Cayir, A

    2015-03-01

    Diaphragmatic hernia originates from insufficient closure of the pericardioperitoneal canals and pleuroperitoneal membranes. It is seen in one in every 4000 births. The general finding in the newborn period is respiratory difficulty. Mortality is 40-50%. There may be other accompanying organ anomalies. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias diagnosed after the newborn period are known as late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernias. This group is seen at a level of 5-20% and poses difficulty in diagnosis. This report describes a case under observation and receiving treatment for gastrointestinal haemorrhage, diagnosed as Bochdalek hernia.

  4. Asymptomatic Presentation of Bochdalek’s Hernia in an Adult

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    Venkatesh, S. P.; Ravi, M. J.; Thrishuli, P. B.; Sharath Chandra, B. J.

    2011-01-01

    Bochdalek hernia, a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia usually presents in the immediate neonatal period with respiratory distress. Presentation in an adult is rare and asymptomatic. We report one such case of Bochdalek hernia, in a 35 year old male, who presented only with mild chest discomfort on left side. Radiological investigations were suggestive of a huge left side Bochdalek hernia with stomach and intestines in the left thorax. This case emphasizes the rarity of presentation of B...

  5. Right-sided Bochdalek Hernia Presenting as a Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

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    Katsenos, Stamatis; Kokkonouzis, Ioannis; Lachanis, Stefanos; Psathakis, Kostas

    2015-01-01

    Bochdalek hernia is a well-known disorder, which represents visceral herniation through a posterior diaphragmatic defect. In this report we present an adult man with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia mimicking a solitary pulmonary nodule. Furthermore, we perform a brief review of the literature, with emphasis on novel imaging techniques that establish the diagnosis. In conclusion, Bochdalek hernia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a posterior diaphragmatic or paraspinal opaci...

  6. Right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report

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    Laaksonen Elina; Silvasti Seppo; Hakala Tapio

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Introduction Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood - the clinical manifestation of symptoms and diagnosis in adults is extremely rare. There are fewer than 20 cases of right-sided Bochdalek hernia reported in adults in the literature. Case presentation We review a case of a 38-year-old woman with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing abdominal pain and pleural effusion. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was ma...

  7. Diaphragmatic rupture with right colon and small intestine herniation after blunt trauma: a case report

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    Muroni Mirko

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias are an unusual presentation of trauma, and are observed in about 10% of diaphragmatic injuries. The diagnosis is often missed because of non-specific clinical signs, and the absence of additional intra-abdominal and thoracic injuries. Case presentation We report a case of a 59-year-old Italian man hospitalized for abdominal pain and vomiting. His medical history included a blunt trauma seven years previously. A chest X-ray showed right diaphragm elevation, and computed tomography revealed that the greater omentum, a portion of the colon and the small intestine had been transposed in the hemithorax through a diaphragm rupture. The patient underwent laparotomy, at which time the colon and small intestine were reduced back into the abdomen and the diaphragm was repaired. Conclusions This was a unusual case of traumatic right-sided diaphragmatic hernia. Diaphragmatic ruptures may be revealed many years after the initial trauma. The suspicion of diaphragmatic rupture in a patient with multiple traumas contributes to early diagnosis. Surgical repair remains the only curative treatment for diaphragmatic hernias. Prosthetic patches may be a good solution when the diaphragmatic defect is severe and too large for primary closure, whereas primary repair remains the gold standard for the closure of small to moderate sized diaphragmatic defects.

  8. [Larrey or Morgagni hernias treated by laparoscopy].

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    Ridai, M; Boubia, S; Kafih, M; Zerouali, O N

    2002-09-14

    Diaphragmatic hernia or Morgagni-Larrey hernia is a rare entity. Its treatment is surgical and hence raises the question of the surgical approach. Two patients underwent laparoscopic surgery for Morgagni-Larrey hernia. The first, aged 17 exhibited a chromosomic abnormality (trisomie 21). The second was 18 years old. Both patients underwent surgery by laparoscopy. In both cases, the surgical act performed was resection of the hernia and closure of the orifice with separate sutures. Their post-surgical courses were uneventful, even two years later. In the age of mini-invasive surgery, laparoscopy is an excellent alternative to laparotomy in this benign pathology.

  9. Abdominal hernias: Radiological features

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    Lassandro, Francesco; Iasiello, Francesca; Pizza, Nunzia Luisa; Valente, Tullio; Stefano, Maria Luisa Mangoni di Santo; Grassi, Roberto; Muto, Roberto

    2011-01-01

    Abdominal wall hernias are common diseases of the abdomen with a global incidence approximately 4%-5%. They are distinguished in external, diaphragmatic and internal hernias on the basis of their localisation. Groin hernias are the most common with a prevalence of 75%, followed by femoral (15%) and umbilical (8%). There is a higher prevalence in males (M:F, 8:1). Diagnosis is usually made on physical examination. However, clinical diagnosis may be difficult, especially in patients with obesity, pain or abdominal wall scarring. In these cases, abdominal imaging may be the first clue to the correct diagnosis and to confirm suspected complications. Different imaging modalities are used: conventional radiographs or barium studies, ultrasonography and Computed Tomography. Imaging modalities can aid in the differential diagnosis of palpable abdominal wall masses and can help to define hernial contents such as fatty tissue, bowel, other organs or fluid. This work focuses on the main radiological findings of abdominal herniations. PMID:21860678

  10. Omental Herniation Through the Diaphragmatic Defect: Two Cases ...

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    Sep 14, 2017 ... They both underwent successful laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repairs with full resolution of their symptoms. ... into the abdominal cavity and repaired the hiatus by video-assisted laparoscopic surgery as it ... A 47-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a mediastinal mass, discovered on ...

  11. Laparoscopic repair of missed blunt diaphragmatic rupture using a prosthesis.

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    Slim, K; Bousquet, J; Chipponi, J

    1998-11-01

    A 54-year-old man underwent a therapeutic laparoscopy for giant diaphragmatic rupture complicating a blunt trunk trauma that had occurred 13 months earlier. Laparoscopy revealed a left hemidiaphragm 12-cm defect with an intrathoracic herniation of the omentum, the entire gastric fundus, the splenic flexure of the colon, and the two upper thirds of the spleen. The defect was not suitable for primary suture due to the diaphragmatic edges retraction. We repaired the hernia using a large polypropylene mesh covering the defect with 2-cm overlap. There was no intraoperative surgical or anesthetic complication. Postoperative course was uneventful and 3-month follow-up confirmed the healing of the diaphragmatic hernia. This case is discussed regarding the safety of the procedure, the best minimally invasive approach, and technical aspects of the repair.

  12. Sonographic findings of a Bochdalek hernia: the importance of ring-down artifacts.

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    Yang, Dal Mo; Kim, Hyun Cheol; Jin, Wook

    2011-01-01

    Bochdalek hernia is the most common congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It may be incidentally identified on CT. We report the sonographic findings in a case of Bochdalek hernia, which showed ring-down artifact posterior to the herniated intra-abdominal fat. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Colopleural fistula due to strangulated Bochdalek hernia in an adult.

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    Sinha, M; Gibbons, P; Kennedy, S C; Matthews, H R

    1989-01-01

    An elderly patient presented with a right sided pneumothorax due to strangulation of part of the colon through a congenital Bochdalek hernia. Congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek is rare in an adult and strangulation with pneumothorax has not been reported before.

  14. Bochdalek Hernia With Gastric Volvulus in an Adult

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    Atef, Mejri; Emna, Trigui

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Bochdalek hernias in adulthood are rare. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernias in adults are rarer, but may lead to fatal complications. Patients with acute gastric volvulus on diaphragmatic hernia are a diagnostic and therapeutic emergency. Here, we report a case of a 56-year-old woman diagnosed with epigastric pain, cough, vomiting since 2 weeks and shortness of breath. Complicated Bochdalek hernia was an incidental finding, diagnosed by chest radiograph, computed tomography (CT), and barium swallow study. Stomach was within the thorax in the left side due to left diaphragmatic hernia of a nontraumatic cause. The patient was prepared for the laparoscopic surgical repair, to close the defect. The patient recovered with accepted general condition and was discharged 9 days later. Diagnoses of Bochdalek hernias in adulthood are challenging. However, although rare, this possibility should be kept in mind to avoid fatal complications. PMID:26705205

  15. Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. Is the mesh hiatoplasty justified?

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    Fei, Landino; Rossetti, Gianluca; Allaria, Alfredo; Conzo, Giovanni; Sampaolo, Simone; Moccia, Francesco; Bondanese, Maria Chiara; Pascotto, Beniamino

    2014-01-01

    Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication represents the gold standard in GERD therapy, although, a frequent failure of this primary repair is represented by the breakdown of the hiatoplasty. Aim of our work is to evaluate if ultrastructural alterations of the diaphragmatic pillars in patients with hiatal hernia, can explain the physiopathology of hernia recurrence. The patients were divided into two groups: group A comprised 51 patients affected by hiatal hernia and group B (control) included 30 patients not affected by hiatal hernia.. Each patient underwent four biopsies, two from the phrenoesophageal membrane and two from the diaphragmatic pillars during laparoscopic procedures. Three hundred and twenty-four specimens, 204 from the group A and 120 from the group B, were processed and analyzed by transmission electron microscopy. No alterations were found in the phrenoesophageal membrane in both groups; samples from the diaphragmatic pillars showed no alteration in the group without hiatal hernia (group B). Instead, 90,2% of the muscular samples from the crura of group A patients presented ultrastructural alterations: in almost 75% of the cases the lesions were considered severe with extended disruption-degeneration of the muscle architecture. Patients with hiatal hernia have ultrastructural abnormalities of the muscular tissue of the diaphragmatic pillars that are absent in patients with normal gastroesophageal junction. The outcome of GERD surgery could depend not only on a correct technique but also on the underlying status of the diaphragmatic crura.

  16. Radiologic Imaging of Diaphragmatic Pathologies

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    Hatice Öztürkmen Akay

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available We researched the images methods in the evaluation of diaphragmaticpathologies. The study was done with 30 patients (21 males, 9 females. Themedian age of the patients was 36.1 years (Range 1-74 years. Firstly,lateraly and posteroanterior chest X-Ray were done in all patients the otherradiological images were the Barium examination, ultrasonography,computerized tomography and magnetic rezonans imaging. We determineddiaphragmatic pseudotumour in 4 patients, congenital diaphragmatichernia in 6 patients, diaphragmatic paralysis in 2 patients, diaphragmaticelevation in 8 patients, hiatal hernia in 5 patients, and diaphragmaticrupture in 5 patients.Although radiological images were developed all, we believe that thediaphragmatic pathologies should be evaluated with both clinically andradiologically in all patients.

  17. Morgagni Hernia in a Girl With Turner Syndrome

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    Şenay Arıkan

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This report describes the delayed presentation of right-side Morgagni hernia in a 15-year-old girl with Turner syndrome. It is commonly associated with a number of systemic malformations and abnormalities. Morgagni hernia is a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which may not be symptomatic until adulthood when the patient presents with acute symptoms or incarceration. As this result, patients with Turner syndrome should be investigated for Morgagni hernia because there may be an association between the two, and Morgagni hernia may be asymptomatic. Turk Jem 2008; 12: 60-2

  18. UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF RIGHT SIDED BOCHDALEK HERNIA IN AN ADULT

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    Alok

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Herniation of abdominal content through a persistent embryonic pleuroperitonial hiatus is most common form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Bochdalek hernia is a congenital anomaly in neonatal and postnatal patients and occur in about one in 2,200 to 12,500 live births, but it is rare in adults . 1 75% to 90% occur on left side . 2,3,4 Here we present a rare case of 24 years old male patient with Bochdalek hernia on right side

  19. A Case of Morgagni Hernia Resulting with Respiratory Arrest

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    Cavit Çöl

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Morgagni’s hernia is seen at a rate of 3-4% among all diaphragmatic hernias. It develops from a defect in the pleuroperitoneal membrane. Herniation of the omentum is seen most commonly, that of the colon frequently, and herniation of small bowel and stomach is seen rarely. When being examined due to anemia and dyspnea, a 53-year-old male patient suffered from a respiratory arrest and was hence intubated and placed under treatment at the intensive care unit. On radiological examination, a giant diaphragmatic hernia was observed bilaterally, more marked on the right side. On laparotomy, especially on the right side, the caecum, the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the appendix, the omentum and part of the small bowel was seen to be herniated. Primary diaphragmatic repair + right hemicolectomy + end-to-end ileo-transversostomy was performed. We have reported this case because it was a giant hernia which caused respiratory arrest.

  20. Imaging findings in fetal diaphragmatic abnormalities

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    Alamo, Leonor; Gudinchet, Francois [University Hospital Center of Lausanne, Unit of Radiopediatrics, Department of Radiology, Lausanne (Switzerland); Meuli, Reto [University Hospital Center of Lausanne, Department of Radiology, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2015-12-15

    Imaging plays a key role in the detection of a diaphragmatic pathology in utero. US is the screening method, but MRI is increasingly performed. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is by far the most often diagnosed diaphragmatic pathology, but unilateral or bilateral eventration or paralysis can also be identified. Extralobar pulmonary sequestration can be located in the diaphragm and, exceptionally, diaphragmatic tumors or secondary infiltration of the diaphragm from tumors originating from an adjacent organ have been observed in utero. Congenital abnormalities of the diaphragm impair normal lung development. Prenatal imaging provides a detailed anatomical evaluation of the fetus and allows volumetric lung measurements. The comparison of these data with those from normal fetuses at the same gestational age provides information about the severity of pulmonary hypoplasia and improves predictions about the fetus's outcome. This information can help doctors and families to make decisions about management during pregnancy and after birth. We describe a wide spectrum of congenital pathologies of the diaphragm and analyze their embryological basis. Moreover, we describe their prenatal imaging findings with emphasis on MR studies, discuss their differential diagnosis and evaluate the limits of imaging methods in predicting postnatal outcome. (orig.)

  1. Laparoscopic repair of congenital pleuroperitoneal hernia using a polypropylene mesh in a dog

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    H.F. Hartmann

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Pleuroperitoneal hernias are the most uncommon type of diaphragmatic hernias in dogs and cats. The treatment of choice is surgery and may involve the use of prosthetic implant through celiotomy. In the current report, laparoscopic repair of a congenital pleuroperitoneal hernia using polypropylene mesh in a dog is described. The surgery was feasible. Appropriate reduction of the hernia was carried out and no complications were noted.

  2. Core curriculum illustration: blunt traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.

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    Fadl, Shaimaa Abdelhassib; Edwards, Rachael M

    2017-06-27

    This is the 43rd installment of a series that will highlight one case per publication issue from the bank of cases available online as part of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) educational resources. Our goal is to generate more interest in and use of our online materials. To view more cases online, please visit the ASER Core Curriculum and Recommendations for Study online at: http://www.erad.org/page/CCIP_TOC .

  3. Pulmonary Development in Congenital Diaphragmetic Hernia

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    P. Rajatapiti (Prapapan)

    2007-01-01

    textabstractWhen congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) was first described in the early 18th century, it was considered as a result of an opening in the diaphragm that theoretically could be easily corrected after birth by removal of the herniated viscera and subsequent closure of the diaphragm.

  4. Right bochdalek hernia associated with kartagener syndrome: developmental and clinical observations.

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    Romeo, Carmelo; Turiaco, Nunzio; Gitto, Eloisa; Borruto, Francesca Astra; Santoro, Giuseppe

    2013-06-01

    We present a novel case of the association of right-sided Bochdalek hernia, a diaphragmatic life-threatening malformation, and Kartagener syndrome, which is characterized by congenital bronchiectasis, chronic sinusitis, and situs inversus. The developmental and clinical findings are discussed. When an association of diaphragmatic hernia with situs viscerum inversus is encountered, physicians should be mindful of the possibility of Kartagener syndrome because this condition could significantly affect the morbidity of the patient.

  5. Inguinal Hernia

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    ... gentle massage. What are the complications of inguinal hernias? Inguinal hernias can cause the following complications: Incarceration. An ... pass gas nausea and vomiting fever How are inguinal hernias diagnosed? A health care provider diagnoses an inguinal ...

  6. Laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernia after esophagectomy.

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    Erkmen, Cherie P; Raman, Vignesh; Ghushe, Neil D; Trus, Thadeus L

    2013-08-01

    Herniation of abdominal contents via the diaphragmatic hiatus is a potentially life-threatening complication of esophagectomy. Mounting evidence suggests that hiatal hernias are more common following minimally invasive esophagectomy. Therefore, post-esophagectomy hiatal hernia and its treatment bear increasing significance. We retrospectively reviewed the records of five patients with hiatal hernia following esophagectomy over a 5-year period. Successful laparoscopic reduction of a post-esophagectomy hiatal hernia was done without mesh reinforcement in three patients. One patient underwent mesh reinforcement. One patient was found to have carcinomatosis upon laparoscopic inspection, and repair of the hiatal hernia was abandoned. There were no perioperative deaths or complications. One patient developed a recurrent hiatal hernia 14 months after repair of the initial hiatal hernia. Patients were discharged within a mean of 1.75 days after surgical repair. We have successfully used laparoscopy to treat hiatal hernias after esophagectomy. The benefits conferred by laparoscopy, including better visualization of the right gastroepiploic artery supplying the gastric conduit, minimally invasive evaluation of the field for metastasis, and shorter recovery time, make it our favored approach. Here, we describe our experience with hiatal hernia following esophagectomy and our operative technique.

  7. Diaphragmatic crural eventration

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    Sivakumar K

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    Full Text Available Aim: We evaluated patients with gastric volvulus secondary to diaphragmatic pathology. Materials and Methods: Eight patients (5 males and 3 females presented to the author in a tertiary care center during 1997-2006 were analyzed in terms of age, sex, symptomatology, diagnosis and predisposing factors. Observations: Six had an acute presentation and rest had chronic symptomatology. The two patients who had total gangrene stomach died postoperatively and one patient died preoperatively due to aspiration. All the cases presented with acute symptoms had diaphragmatic pathology, and out of these, three cases had the specific entity, which is named as diaphragmatic crural eventration. Conclusions: Diaphragmatic crural eventration is characterized by the defective development of the right crus of diaphragm, and this is embryologically significant as the right crus and ligaments of the stomach develop from dorsal mesoesophagus and mesogastrium. The author recommends a closer look for this defect of diaphragm while operating a case of gastric volvulus.

  8. Bochdalek Hernia With Gastric Volvulus in an Adult: Common Symptoms for an Original Diagnosis.

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    Atef, Mejri; Emna, Trigui

    2015-12-01

    Bochdalek hernias in adulthood are rare. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernias in adults are rarer, but may lead to fatal complications. Patients with acute gastric volvulus on diaphragmatic hernia are a diagnostic and therapeutic emergency.Here, we report a case of a 56-year-old woman diagnosed with epigastric pain, cough, vomiting since 2 weeks and shortness of breath. Complicated Bochdalek hernia was an incidental finding, diagnosed by chest radiograph, computed tomography (CT), and barium swallow study. Stomach was within the thorax in the left side due to left diaphragmatic hernia of a nontraumatic cause.The patient was prepared for the laparoscopic surgical repair, to close the defect. The patient recovered with accepted general condition and was discharged 9 days later.Diagnoses of Bochdalek hernias in adulthood are challenging. However, although rare, this possibility should be kept in mind to avoid fatal complications.

  9. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for adult Bochdalek hernia: a case report.

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    Shen, Yu-Guang; Jiao, Na-Na; Xiong, Wei; Tang, Quan; Cai, Qing-Yong; Xu, Gang; Liang, Gui-You

    2016-12-01

    Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood, while this diseases is extremely rare in adults. We review a case of a 63-year-old man with a left-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing occasional pain at the left side of his chest for 8 months. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by chest computed tomography. A part of the retroperitoneal adipose tissue was herniated into the left thoracic cavity through the diaphragmatic defect. The hernia was treated via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and he made an uneventful recovery. We report a rare case of a left-sided Bochdalek hernia for which our patient was treated successfully via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Even though rare, this disorder should be recognised, examined and treated appropriately to avoid complications.

  10. Pulmonary sequestration mimicking a pancreas herniation in a case of recurrent Bochdalek hernia.

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    Joliat, Gaëtan-Romain; Perentes, Jean Yannis; Ris, Hans-Beat; Halkic, Nermin

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    In the reported scenario, the patient known for a history of operated Bochdalek hernia or congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) presented with new abdominal pain. The CT-scan suspected the presence of pancreas herniation through a recurrent CDH. Intraoperatively, the patient was found to have a recurrent CDH containing greater omentum concomitantly with a pulmonary sequestration (PS). This case report highlights the fact that intraoperative findings can be different from preoperative radiological diagnosis. In this patient the unusual diaphragmatic hernia content was not identified on preoperative CT.

  11. Right-sided Bochdalek Hernia Presenting as a Solitary Pulmonary Nodule.

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    Katsenos, Stamatis; Kokkonouzis, Ioannis; Lachanis, Stefanos; Psathakis, Kostas

    2008-01-01

    Bochdalek hernia is a well-known disorder, which represents visceral herniation through a posterior diaphragmatic defect. In this report we present an adult man with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia mimicking a solitary pulmonary nodule. Furthermore, we perform a brief review of the literature, with emphasis on novel imaging techniques that establish the diagnosis. In conclusion, Bochdalek hernia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a posterior diaphragmatic or paraspinal opacity. Correct diagnosis is of paramount importance and can be easily established by non-invasive imaging techniques.

  12. Laparoscopic repair of a Bochdalek hernia with incarcerated bowel during pregnancy: report of a case.

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    Debergh, Isabelle; Fierens, Kjell

    2014-04-01

    A Bochdalek hernia is a rare type of diaphragmatic defect, generally presenting in early childhood with acute signs of cardiorespiratory distress. We herein report a case of acute abdomen in a pregnant patient with pain increasing when lying on her right side. Laparoscopic evaluation revealed a right-sided Bochdalek hernia with incarcerated bowel. A successful reduction was possible, and laparoscopic repair appears to be a safe and feasible technique for the repair of these hernias.

  13. Hiatal Hernia

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    A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. ... into the esophagus. When you have a hiatal hernia, it's easier for the acid to come up. ...

  14. Symptomatic Bochdalek Hernia in Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report.

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    Yetkinel, Selçuk; Pekşen, Çağhan; Kızıltan, Remzi

    2017-01-01

    Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in pregnancy is quite rare. To the best of our knowledge, there are a total of 44 cases reported in the literature between 1959 and 2016 (Hernández-Aragon et al., 2015; Koca et al., 2016). Difficulty and delay in diagnosis may lead to life-threatening complications. We report a case of Bochdalek hernia during the 30 gestational weeks' pregnancy in whom pregnancy continued after surgical repair which resulted in term birth. Bochdalek hernia is diagnosed with an incidence of 1 in 2200-12500 live births, while symptomatic diaphragm hernia is much less in adults. The actual incidence of diaphragmatic hernias during pregnancy is still unknown. Symptoms may include abdominal distension, recurrent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, inability to defecate, dyspnea, and chest pain. The patient with diaphragmatic hernia may be asymptomatic until the late weeks of gestation, as in our case, or herniation may occur during advanced gestational weeks with increased intraabdominal pressure. In conclusion, diagnosis of the diaphragm hernia during pregnancy is very rare. Diagnosis is rarer in symptomatic patients due to its rarity and the duration of diagnosis may, therefore, be delayed. Diaphragm hernia should be kept in mind in symptomatic patients due to its high maternal and fetal mortality rates.

  15. Bochdalek hernia in the adult: demographics, presentation, and surgical management.

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    Brown, S R; Horton, J D; Trivette, E; Hofmann, L J; Johnson, J M

    2011-02-01

    Bochdalek hernias are a very rare form of diaphragmatic hernias. There are no robust studies that reveal the true natural history of this disease process. The aim of this study was to summarize clinically relevant data for the purpose of assisting surgeons with the work-up, diagnosis, and treatment of adult patients with Bochdalek hernia. A literature search was performed using PubMed, Google scholar, EMBASE and the following keywords: Bochdalek hernia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and posterolateral hernia. All case reports and series after 1955 that pertained to adults were included in the review. The following data points were queried: age, sex, presentation, studies utilized during work-up, laterality, surgical approach, hernia sac management, specific minimally invasive surgical techniques, and follow-up. A total of 124 articles comprising 173 patients met the inclusion criteria. Based on the data provided, several conclusions regarding this disease process can be made. Most patients present with symptoms related to their hernia (86%). Pain is the most common complaint (69%). While laparotomy is the most widely used surgical approach (38%), minimally invasive surgical techniques have gained popularity since their first report in 1995. Laparoscopic repair can be performed with a low complication rate (7%) and short hospital stay (4 days). Using modern surgical techniques to include laparoscopy, repair can be performed safely, with a short hospital stay, and with minimal morbidity or mortality.

  16. Symptomatic Bochdalek Hernia in Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report

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    Selçuk Yetkinel

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in pregnancy is quite rare. To the best of our knowledge, there are a total of 44 cases reported in the literature between 1959 and 2016 (Hernández-Aragon et al., 2015; Koca et al., 2016. Difficulty and delay in diagnosis may lead to life-threatening complications. Case Report. We report a case of Bochdalek hernia during the 30 gestational weeks’ pregnancy in whom pregnancy continued after surgical repair which resulted in term birth. Discussion. Bochdalek hernia is diagnosed with an incidence of 1 in 2200–12500 live births, while symptomatic diaphragm hernia is much less in adults. The actual incidence of diaphragmatic hernias during pregnancy is still unknown. Symptoms may include abdominal distension, recurrent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, inability to defecate, dyspnea, and chest pain. The patient with diaphragmatic hernia may be asymptomatic until the late weeks of gestation, as in our case, or herniation may occur during advanced gestational weeks with increased intraabdominal pressure. Conclusion. In conclusion, diagnosis of the diaphragm hernia during pregnancy is very rare. Diagnosis is rarer in symptomatic patients due to its rarity and the duration of diagnosis may, therefore, be delayed. Diaphragm hernia should be kept in mind in symptomatic patients due to its high maternal and fetal mortality rates.

  17. Thoracoscopic-assisted repair of a bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report

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    Miyata Yoshihiro

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Bochdalek hernia is a congenital defect of the diaphragm that usually presents in the neonatal period with life-threatening cardiorespiratory distress. It is rare for Bochdalek hernias to remain silent until adulthood. Once a Bochdalek hernia has been diagnosed, surgical treatment is necessary to avoid complications such as perforation and necrosis. Case presentation We present a 17-year-old Japanese boy with left-upper-quadrant pain for two months. Chest radiography showed an elevated left hemidiaphragm. Computed tomography revealed a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The spleen and left colon had been displaced into the left thoracic cavity through a left posterior diaphragmatic defect. We diagnosed a Bochdalek hernia. Surgical treatment was performed via a thoracoscopic approach. The boy was placed in the reverse Trendelenburg position and intrathoracic pressure was increased by CO2 gas insufflations. This is a very useful procedure for reducing herniated contents and we were able to place the herniated organs safely back in the peritoneal cavity. The diaphragmatic defect was too large to close with thoracoscopic surgery alone. Small incision thoracotomy was required and primary closure was performed. His postoperative course was uneventful and there has been no recurrence of the diaphragmatic hernia to date. Conclusion Thoracoscopic surgery, performed with the boy in the reverse Trendelenburg position and using CO2 gas insufflations in the thoracic cavity, was shown to be useful for Bochdalek hernia repair.

  18. Thoracoscopic-assisted repair of a bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report.

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    Tokumoto, Noriaki; Tanabe, Kazuaki; Yamamoto, Hideki; Suzuki, Takahisa; Miyata, Yoshihiro; Ohdan, Hideki

    2010-11-17

    Bochdalek hernia is a congenital defect of the diaphragm that usually presents in the neonatal period with life-threatening cardiorespiratory distress. It is rare for Bochdalek hernias to remain silent until adulthood. Once a Bochdalek hernia has been diagnosed, surgical treatment is necessary to avoid complications such as perforation and necrosis. We present a 17-year-old Japanese boy with left-upper-quadrant pain for two months. Chest radiography showed an elevated left hemidiaphragm. Computed tomography revealed a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The spleen and left colon had been displaced into the left thoracic cavity through a left posterior diaphragmatic defect. We diagnosed a Bochdalek hernia. Surgical treatment was performed via a thoracoscopic approach. The boy was placed in the reverse Trendelenburg position and intrathoracic pressure was increased by CO2 gas insufflations. This is a very useful procedure for reducing herniated contents and we were able to place the herniated organs safely back in the peritoneal cavity. The diaphragmatic defect was too large to close with thoracoscopic surgery alone. Small incision thoracotomy was required and primary closure was performed. His postoperative course was uneventful and there has been no recurrence of the diaphragmatic hernia to date. Thoracoscopic surgery, performed with the boy in the reverse Trendelenburg position and using CO2 gas insufflations in the thoracic cavity, was shown to be useful for Bochdalek hernia repair.

  19. Exacerbation of a maternal hiatus hernia in early pregnancy presenting with symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum: case report and review of the literature.

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    Schwentner, Lukas; Wulff, Christine; Kreienberg, Rolf; Herr, Daniel

    2011-03-01

    We report on a 30-year old woman presenting with symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum and subsequent vomiting at the end of the first trimester (12 + 0 weeks of gestation). The patient was initially presented with nausea and vomiting, without any signs or symptoms of intra-abdominal disorders. On the 2nd day, symptoms became worse and she complained right sided upper abdominal pain, therefore abdominal ultrasound was performed, showing no remarkable findings, explaining the disorder. Clinical symptoms increased and the patient complained suddenly severe dyspnoea and intractable cough. Therefore, immediately an X-ray examination of the thorax was performed showing a severe left sided diaphragmatic hiatus hernia with consecutive displaced stomach into the thoracic cavity, making immediate surgical intervention necessary. Diaphragmatic hernias complicating pregnancy are a rare event, they normally occur in later periods of pregnancy due to the rising intra-abdominal pressure mainly caused by the enlargement of the uterus. Also maternal diaphragmatic hernias during pregnancy are usually associated with minor complains. However, they can be life-threatening, due to mediastinal shift and cardio-respiratory failure. The majority of maternal diaphragmatic hernias complicating pregnancies occur in antenatal period, most of them in the third trimester. More than 90% of maternal diaphragmatic hernias complicating pregnancy are localized on the left side of the maternal diaphragma. We present a case of an early onset life-threatening maternal diaphragmatic hernia. Usually, maternal diaphragmatic hernias become clinically obvious in advanced stage of pregnancy, in contrast hyperemesis gravidarum is normally occurring in the first trimester and is usually self-limiting. Guiding symptoms for hyperemesis gravidarum are nausea and vomiting, but these clinical findings can also be unspecific symptoms of a maternal diaphragmatic hernia. Therefore, especially mild variants of maternal

  20. Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture with combined thoracoabdominal injuries: Difference between penetrating and blunt injuries

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    Gao Jinmou

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture (TDR needs early diagnosis and operation. However, the early diagnosis is usually difficult, especially in the patients without diaphragmatic hernia. The objective of this study was to explore the early diagnosis and treatment of TDR. Methods: Data of 256 patients with TDR treated in our department between 1994 and 2013 were analyzed retrospectively regarding to the diagnostic methods, percentage of preoperative judgment, incidence of diaphragmatic hernia, surgical procedures and outcome, etc. Two groups were set up according to the mechanism of injury (blunt or penetrating. Results: Of 256 patients with a mean age of 32.4 years (9e84, 218 were male. The average ISS was 26.9 (13e66; and shock rate was 62.9%. There were 104 blunt injuries and 152 penetrating injuries. Preoperatively diagnostic rate was 90.4% in blunt injuries and 80.3% in penetrating, respectively, P < 0.05. The incidence of diaphragmatic hernia was 94.2% in blunt and 15.1% in penetrating respectively, P < 0.005. Thoracotomy was performed in 62 cases, laparotomy in 153, thoracotomy plus laparotomy in 29, and combined thoraco-laparotomy in 12. Overall mortality rate was 12.5% with the average ISS of 41.8; and it was 21.2% in blunt injuries and 6.6% in penetrating, respectively, P < 0.005. The main causes of death were hemorrhage and sepsis. Conclusions: Diagnosis of blunt TDR can be easily obtained by radiograph or helical CT scan signs of diaphragmatic hernia. For penetrating TDR without hernia, “offside sign” is helpful as initial assessment. CT scan with coronal/sagittal reconstruction is an accurate technique for diagnosis. All TDR require operation. Penetrating injury has a relatively better prognosis.

  1. [Lumbar hernia].

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    Teiblum, Sandra Sofie; Hjørne, Flemming Pii; Bisgaard, Thue

    2010-03-22

    Lumbar hernia is a rare condition. Lumbar hernia should be considered a rare differential diagnosis to unexplained back pain. Symptoms are scarce and diffuse and can vary with the size and content of the hernia. As there is a 25% risk of incarceration, operation is indicated even in asymptomatic hernias. We report a case of lumbar hernia in a woman with a slow growing mass in the lumbar region. She presented with pain and a computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis. She underwent open surgery and fully recovered with recurrence within the first half year.

  2. Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm presenting with concurrent Morgagni hernia

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    Davis, S. Scott; Chen, Edward P.; Henry, Travis S.; Book, Wendy M.

    2015-01-01

    We describe a patient with dyspnea and intermittent cyanosis who was found to have concurrent right diaphragmatic and right atrial masses, initially thought to have advanced vascular sarcoma. She was ultimately diagnosed with an unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, a Morgagni hernia, and a patent foramen ovale. Her dyspnea and cyanosis resolved after sequential surgical correction of these defects. PMID:26424953

  3. Bochdalek Hernia As A Cause Of Intermittent AV Block.

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    Etsadashvili, Kakhaber; Rashid, Haroon Mohammed; Jalabadze, Khatuna; Melia, Anzor

    2011-09-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is very rare cause of AV block. We report such a patient with sick sinus node syndrome and previous AAIR pacemaker implantation, in which intermittent AV block was diagnosed by 24-hours ECG monitoring and upgrade of pacing system to DDDR was suggested.

  4. Bochdalek hernia with intrathoracic kidney.

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    Shah, Arti D; Ajay, Stani; Adalia, Mayur; Rathi, Amar

    2012-10-01

    Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic defect that allows abdominal viscera to herniate into the thorax. Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias. A 20 year old female presented with complaints of dry cough since 15 days and intermittent fever of 4 days duration. As part of routine investigation chest X-ray was done which showed a left retro-cardiac homogenous opacity, rest of the lung field appeared normal. Abdominal ultrasound showed the right kidney to be normal, left kidney was not visualized. Computed tomography scan demonstrated left-sided Bochdalek hernia with the left kidney within the thorax. An IVP was done to confirm the diagnosis. Many a times intrathoracic kidney is confused with a thoracic mass and the patient undergoes a battery of unnecessary investigations, surgical interventions and image guided biopsies for the same, hence to avoid this we are reporting this case.

  5. Bochdalek hernia with intrathoracic kidney

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    Arti D Shah

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic defect that allows abdominal viscera to herniate into the thorax. Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias. A 20 year old female presented with complaints of dry cough since 15 days and intermittent fever of 4 days duration. As part of routine investigation chest X-ray was done which showed a left retro-cardiac homogenous opacity, rest of the lung field appeared normal. Abdominal ultrasound showed the right kidney to be normal, left kidney was not visualized. Computed tomography scan demonstrated left-sided Bochdalek hernia with the left kidney within the thorax. An IVP was done to confirm the diagnosis. Many a times intrathoracic kidney is confused with a thoracic mass and the patient undergoes a battery of unnecessary investigations, surgical interventions and image guided biopsies for the same, hence to avoid this we are reporting this case.

  6. 'TOTAL' (Tracheal Occlusion To Accelerate Lung Growth) Trial

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    Hernia; Hernia, Diaphragmatic; Hernia, DIaphragmatic, Congenital; Pathological Conditions, Anatomical; Congenital Abnormalities; Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia; Fetal Anomaly; Fetal Surgery; Pulmonary Hypoplasia

  7. Reduced port laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia in an adult: A first report

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    Pravin Hector John

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Bochdalek hernia is a congenital defect of the diaphragm that usually presents in the neonatal period with life-threatening cardiorespiratory distress. It is rare for Bochdalek hernias to remain silent until adulthood. A 57-year-old woman presented with history of difficulty in swallowing, as well as retching. There was no history of abdominal or thoracic trauma. A chest x-ray showed the herniated stomach clearly. Computed tomography (CT of the abdomen showed a herniated volvulus of the stomach, along with left posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia. The defect was repaired by a single incision laparoscopic technique. We present the first case of a posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia repaired by a reduced port laparoscopic technique in an adult, after an extensive literature search yielded no precedents. This report validates the feasibility of reduced port laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia in an adult, and should be within the remit of the advanced laparoscopic surgeon.

  8. Reduced port laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia in an adult: A first report.

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    John, Pravin Hector; Thanakumar, John; Krishnan, Arunkumar

    2012-10-01

    Bochdalek hernia is a congenital defect of the diaphragm that usually presents in the neonatal period with life-threatening cardiorespiratory distress. It is rare for Bochdalek hernias to remain silent until adulthood. A 57-year-old woman presented with history of difficulty in swallowing, as well as retching. There was no history of abdominal or thoracic trauma. A chest x-ray showed the herniated stomach clearly. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed a herniated volvulus of the stomach, along with left posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia. The defect was repaired by a single incision laparoscopic technique. We present the first case of a posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia repaired by a reduced port laparoscopic technique in an adult, after an extensive literature search yielded no precedents. This report validates the feasibility of reduced port laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia in an adult, and should be within the remit of the advanced laparoscopic surgeon.

  9. Incarcerated Bochdalek hernia causing bowel obstruction in an adult male patient.

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    Ekanayake, Emnp; Fernando, S A; Durairajah, P L; Jayasundara, Jasb

    2017-07-01

    Bochdalek hernias occur as a result of congenital fusion failure of the posterolateral muscular portion of the diaphragm derived from the embryonic pleuroperitoneal membrane. The vast majority of symptomatic Bochdalek hernias are diagnosed during the neonatal period. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias showing symptoms in adulthood are rare. We report the case of a 28-year-old man who presented with subacute bowel obstruction, later diagnosed to have a left-sided incarcerated Bochdalek hernia containing an ischaemic splenic flexure and the distal transverse colon. During laparotomy, he underwent primary repair of the diaphragmatic defect and an extended right hemicolectomy with ileocolic anastomosis. The patient made a good recovery and is well at three months following surgery. This case highlights the need for surgeons to be vigilant about rare types of congenital internal hernias as they may become symptomatic later in life.

  10. Reflux esophagitis and its relationship to hiatal hernia.

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    Yeom, J. S.; Park, H. J.; Cho, J. S.; Lee, S. I.; Park, I. S.

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    We performed this study to evaluate the prevalence of reflux esophagitis and/or hiatal hernia in patients referred to a medical center and to examine the relationship between endoscopic reflux esophagitis and hiatal hernia. The study was carried out in 1,010 patients referred to Yong Dong Severance Hospital for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy because of symptoms related to the gastrointestinal tract from September 1994 to March 1996. The presence of hiatal hernia was defined as a circular extension of the gastric mucosa of 2 cm or more above the diaphragmatic hiatus. Reflux esophagitis was found in 5.3% of patients, hiatal hernia in 4.1%, duodenal ulcer in 7.2% and gastric ulcer in 8.2%. The prevalence rates of reflux esophagitis and hiatal hernia in males were significantly higher than those in females. Thirty-two percent of patients with reflux esophagitis had hiatal hernia. In patients without reflux esophagitis, hiatal hernia was found in only 2.5% (phiatal hernia and the degree of esophagitis on endoscopy. Duodenal ulcer was the second most common endoscopic abnormality found in patients with reflux esophagitis. The prevalence rate of reflux esophagitis and/or hiatal hernia at a medical center is relatively low compared to peptic ulcer disease and other reports from the Western countries. Our study confirms the close association between reflux esophagitis and hiatal hernia. PMID:10402166

  11. Laparoscopic repair of left lumbar hernia after laparoscopic left nephrectomy.

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    Gagner, Michel; Milone, Luca; Gumbs, Andrew; Turner, Patricia

    2010-01-01

    Lumbar hernias, rarely seen in clinical practice, can be acquired after open or laparoscopic flank surgery. We describe a successful laparoscopic preperitoneal mesh repair of multiple trocar-site hernias after extraperitoneal nephrectomy. All the key steps including creating a peritoneal flap, reducing the hernia contents, and fixation of the mesh are described. A review of the literature on this infrequent operation is presented. Laparoscopic repair of lumbar hernias has all the advantages of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

  12. Successful laparoscopic repair of an incarcerated Bochdalek hernia associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure during use of blow gun: A case report.

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    Harada, Manabu; Tsujimoto, Hironori; Nagata, Ken; Ito, Nozomi; Yamazaki, Kenji; Kanematsu, Kyohei; Horiguchi, Hiroyuki; Kajiwara, Yoshiki; Hiraki, Shuichi; Aosasa, Suefumi; Yamamoto, Junji; Hase, Kazuo

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    Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and adult cases are rare, with a reported frequency of 0.17%-6% among all diaphragmatic hernias. A 78-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a sudden onset of whole abdominal pain after playing with a blow gun. Chest radiography and computed tomography revealed diaphragmatic hernia with the small intestine. We therefore diagnosed him with an incarcerated Bochdalek hernia associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure during use of blow gun. Laparoscopic repair was performed. The omentum, transverse colon, and small intestine were located in the left thoracic cavity, without ischemic change. After placing the herniated organs into the abdominal cavity, we performed a primary closure of the diaphragmatic defect with interrupted non-absorbable sutures. It is generally recommended that all adult Bochdalek hernia patients undergo surgical repair to prevent life-threatening complications due to incarceration. Recently, laparoscopic techniques for repair the hernia have gained popularity, especially in elective cases. In our case, we could successfully perform emergency laparoscopic repair, as it is associated with a shorter inpatient hospitalization period. An incarcerated Bochdalek hernias associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure is an uncommon clinical finding in an adult, and laparoscopic repair of an incarcerated Bochdalek hernia is safe, feasible, and an excellent option as it is minimally invasive. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  13. Acquired Abdominal Intercostal Hernia: A Case Report and Literature Review

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    Salim Abunnaja

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Acquired abdominal intercostal hernia (AAIH is a rare disease phenomenon where intra-abdominal contents reach the intercostal space directly from the peritoneal cavity through an acquired defect in the abdominal wall musculature and fascia. We discuss a case of a 51-year-old obese female who arrived to the emergency room with a painful swelling between her left 10th rib and 11th rib. She gave a history of a stab wound to the area 15 years earlier. A CT scan revealed a fat containing intercostal hernia with no diaphragmatic defect. An open operative approach with a hernia patch was used to repair this hernia. These hernias are difficult to diagnose, so a high clinical suspicion and thorough history and physical exam are important. This review discusses pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, and appropriate treatment strategies of AAIH.

  14. Morgagni hernia: a case report; Hernia de Morgagni: relato de caso

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    Freitas, Leonardo Furtado; Amancio, Flavio Malaquias; Souza, Luis Ronan Marquez Ferreira de; Oliveira, Marcelo Rodrigues Pinto de; Bosi, Thiago Carneiro da Cunha; Andrade, Fernando Coelho Goulart de; Fatureto, Marcelo Cunha; Lopes, Gesner Pereira [Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM), Uberaba, MG (Brazil)]. E-mail: furtadoleof58@hotmail.com

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    We present a rare case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Morgagni), in which the radiological findings had evidenced a consolidation in right inferior hemithorax. The first diagnostic was pneumonia, however it did not have improvement with the treatment, and a computed tomography was made which suggested a pleural lipomatosis. However, the diagnosis was only carried through during the surgery. We make a revision on this clinical presentation, as well as its main imaging findings. (author)

  15. Silent Tachypnoea in a Neonate: A Rare Presentation of Right Side Bochdalek Hernia with Intrathoracic Kidney

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    Shilpa Kalane

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    Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a rare condition. The reported incidence of intrathoracic renal ectopia due to CDH is also rare. A right-sided thoracic kidney is much less common due to the location of the liver. Isolated intrathoracic kidney is usually asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally on chest imaging. The authors report on a 21days old female infant with late-presenting right sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with intrathoracic ectopic kidney and adrenal gland. Prenatal ultrasound showed no pathology. A female baby was investigated for silent tachypnoea, a chest x-ray confirmed the diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, the postnatal ultrasound revealed a right-sided kidney herniation. On computed tomography (CT scan intrathoracic ectopic kidney was diagnosed. CDH is an delivery room emergency. This case had complex anatomy of right side CDH and intrathoracic kidney and presentation was only tachypnoea. Hence we are reporting this case.

  16. Right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report.

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    Laaksonen, Elina; Silvasti, Seppo; Hakala, Tapio

    2009-11-23

    Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood - the clinical manifestation of symptoms and diagnosis in adults is extremely rare. There are fewer than 20 cases of right-sided Bochdalek hernia reported in adults in the literature. We review a case of a 38-year-old woman with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing abdominal pain and pleural effusion. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by chest X-ray and computed tomography. The right lobe of the liver and flexura hepatica of the colon were herniated into the thorax cavity. The hernia was treated via thoracotomy assisted with laparoscopy and she made an uneventful recovery. We report a rare case of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia for which our patient was treated successfully. Even though rare, this disorder should be recognised, examined and treated appropriately to avoid complications.

  17. Right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report

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    Laaksonen Elina

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood - the clinical manifestation of symptoms and diagnosis in adults is extremely rare. There are fewer than 20 cases of right-sided Bochdalek hernia reported in adults in the literature. Case presentation We review a case of a 38-year-old woman with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing abdominal pain and pleural effusion. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by chest X-ray and computed tomography. The right lobe of the liver and flexura hepatica of the colon were herniated into the thorax cavity. The hernia was treated via thoracotomy assisted with laparoscopy and she made an uneventful recovery. Conclusion We report a rare case of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia for which our patient was treated successfully. Even though rare, this disorder should be recognised, examined and treated appropriately to avoid complications.

  18. Adult right-sided Bochdalek hernia with ileo-cecal appendix: Almeida-Reis hernia.

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    Costa Almeida, C E; Reis, Luis S; Almeida, Carlos M Costa

    2013-01-01

    Bochdalek hernia is one of the most common congenital abnormalities manifested in infants. In the adult is a rarity, with a prevalence of 0.17-6% of all diaphragmatic hernias. Right-sided Bochdalek hernias containing colon are even more rare, with no case described in the literature with ileo-cecal appendix. The authors present a case of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult female of 49 years old, presented with severe respiratory failure. During laparotomy for hernia correction, were found in an intrathoracic position the cecum and ileo-cecal appendix, the right colon and the transverse colon. Although useful in patient evaluation, clinical history and physical examination are not helpful in making diagnosis because of their nonspecific character. CT scan is the most accurate exam for making diagnosis. Most of the times there is no hernial sac. Surgery is the treatment of choice, and it is always indicated even if asymptomatic. In general suture of the defect is possible. Due to patient's weak respiratory function we chose laparotomy by Kocher incision. Being the first case of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia in the adult with a herniated ileo-cecal appendix, we name it Almeida-Reis hernia. Copyright © 2013 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Interparietal hernias after open retromuscular hernia repair.

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    Carbonell, A M

    2008-12-01

    The retromuscular or sublay repair of ventral hernias, popularized by Rives and Stoppa, requires that a layer of tissue be reapproximated dorsal to the mesh to separate the bowel from the prosthetic. This is the first report of two patients who developed bowel obstruction resulting from interparietal incarceration between the posterior rectus sheath and the prosthetic graft through a defect in this dorsal layer. Both patients underwent open retromuscular hernia repair, one with lightweight polypropylene mesh, the other with human acellular dermal matrix. Postoperatively (day 3 and day 42, respectively), the patients developed signs of bowel obstruction. Computed tomography demonstrated the herniation of the small bowel into the potential space between the prosthesis and the posterior rectus sheath. The first patient underwent successful laparoscopic repair, while the second patient had an open operation to reduce the incarcerated bowel and repair the defect. In the patient convalescing from an uneventful retromuscular hernia repair who develops signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction, there should be a high index of suspicion that an interparietal hernia may have formed, with the small bowel herniated into the surgically created space between the prosthetic and the posterior rectus sheath.

  20. Contemporary hernia smartphone applications (apps).

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    Connor, K; Brady, R R W; de Beaux, A; Tulloh, B

    2014-08-01

    Smartphone technology and downloadable applications (apps) have created an unprecedented opportunity for access to medical information and healthcare-related tools by clinicians and their patients. Here, we review the current smartphone apps in relation to hernias, one of the most common operations worldwide. This article presents an overview of apps relating to hernias and discusses content, the presence of medical professional involvement and commercial interests. The most widely used smartphone app online stores (Google Play, Apple, Nokia, Blackberry, Samsung and Windows) were searched for the following hernia-related terms: hernia, inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and totally extraperitoneal. Those with no reference to hernia or hernia surgery were excluded. 26 smartphone apps were identified. Only 9 (35 %) had named medical professional involvement in their design/content and only 10 (38 %) were reviewed by consumers. Commercial interests/links were evident in 96 % of the apps. One app used a validated mathematical algorithm to help counsel patients about post-operative pain. There were a relatively small number of apps related to hernias in view of the worldwide frequency of hernia repair. This search identified many opportunities for the development of informative and validated evidence-based patient apps which can be recommended to patients by physicians. Greater regulation, transparency of commercial interests and involvement of medical professionals in the content and peer-review of healthcare-related apps is required.

  1. [Elderly Bochdalek hernia found out by intestinal obstruction].

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    Sakai, Takehiro; Ogura, Yuta; Yamada, Yoshitsugu; Kodama, Hiroyuki; Kimura, Daisuke; Hatanaka, Ryo; Tsushima, Takao; Fukuda, Ikuo

    2013-11-01

    A 78-year-old man, who had been pointed out elevation of the diaphragm by chest radiography, visited local physician complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting. He was referred to our hospital and was diagnosed as intestinal obstruction. The patient had neither respiratory symptoms nor findings of peritonitis. The radiography revealed intestinal gas with neveau formation in the left thorax. The computed tomography showed dilatation of the stomach and small intestine, and a diaphragmatic hernia was suspected. Although conservative treatment was started, radiographic and laboratory findings got worse on the 5th hospital day. The patient underwent surgery for a left diaphragmatic hernia with the intestinal obstruction. Diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia with hernia sac was established. The content of hernia was the perforated small intestine. Postoperative course was almost uneventful, and the patient was discharged on the 35th postoperative day without pyothorax. In treatment of adult Bochdalek hernia, early surgery is important because patients with incarceration or perforation often experience severe postoperative complication.

  2. Inguinal hernia repair

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007406.htm Inguinal hernia repair To use the sharing features on this ... Inguinal hernia repair is surgery to repair a hernia in your groin. A hernia is tissue that bulges out of ...

  3. Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants

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    ... Procedures Implants and Prosthetics Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it ... between patients and their surgeons. What is a Hernia? A hernia occurs when an organ, intestine or ...

  4. Non-intubated laparoscopic repair of giant Morgagni's hernia for a young man.

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    Zhang, Miao; Wang, Heng; Liu, Dong; Pan, Xuefeng; Wu, Wenbin; Hu, Zhengqun; Zhang, Hui

    2016-08-01

    An asymptomatic patient was admitted as his chest photograph and computed tomography scans showed a giant Morgagni's hernia (MH). And it was repaired by laparoscopic approach under epidural anesthesia without endotracheal intubation. The hernia content of omentum was repositioned back into the abdominal cavity, and the diaphragmatic defect was repaired with composite mesh. Which indicated that non-intubated laparoscopic mesh repair via epidural anesthesia is reliable and satisfactory for MH.

  5. Natural history of extensive diaphragmatic injury on the right side: experimental study in rats

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    Jorge Henrique Rivaben

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the natural healing of the rat diaphragm that suffered an extensive right penetrating injury.METHODS: Animals were submitted to an extensive penetrating injury in right diaphragm. The sample consisted of 40 animals. The variables studied were initial weight, weight 21 days after surgery; healing of the diaphragm, non-healing of the diaphragm, and herniated abdominal contents into the chest.RESULTS: Ten animals were used as controls for weight and 30 animals were operated. Two animals died during the experiment, so 28 animals formed the operated group; healing of the diaphragm occurred in 15 animals (54%, 11 other animals showed diaphragmatic hernia (39% and in two we observed only diaphragmatic injury without hernia (7%. Among the herniated organs, the liver was found in 100% of animals, followed by the omentum in 77%, small bowel in 62%, colon in 46%, stomach in 31% and spleen in 15%. The control group and the diaphragmatic healing subgroup showed increased weight since the beginning of the study and the 21 days after surgery (p <0.001. The unhealed group showed no change in weight (p = 0.228.CONCLUSION: there is a predominance of spontaneous healing in the right diaphragm; animals in which there was no healing of the diaphragm did not gain weight, and the liver was the organ present in 100% the diaphragmatic surface in all rats with healed diaphragm or not.

  6. Umbilical Hernia

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  7. Laparoscopic Repair of Giant Bochdalek Hernia in Adults.

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    Moser, Federico; Signorini, Franco José; Maldonado, Pablo Sergio; Gorodner, Veronica; Sivilat, Arturo Lopez; Obeide, Lucio Ricardo

    2016-11-01

    Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic defect that results from improper fusion of the septum transversum and the pleuroperitoneal folds. It rarely persists asymptomatic until adulthood. The reported incidence is as low as 0.17%. Surgical repair of the defect can be performed through the abdomen or through the chest, and in both cases open or through laparoscopy/thoracoscopy. We present 2 cases of fully laparoscopic repair of giant Bochdalek hernia in adults. In both cases we used a GORE® DUALMESH® and we had neither complications nor recurrence. It is worthy of mention that hernia sac was not found in any of the cases. This has been described as a distinct characteristic that confirms diagnosis. Bochdalek hernia in the adult is a rare entity that requires surgical treatment to avoid complications. CT scan of the abdomen and chest with oral and IV contrast is the gold standard for diagnosis.

  8. Adult Bochdalek hernia with bowel incarceration.

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    Hung, Yeh-Huang; Chien, Yu-Hon; Yan, Sheng-Lei; Chen, Ming-Feng

    2008-10-01

    Bochdalek hernias are rare in adults. We report 2 cases of Bochdalek hernia with bowel obstruction. The first case was a 74-year-old male patient who suffered from abdominal pain and chest tightness for 1 day. Chest radiography indicated a mass-like lesion above the left diaphragm. The pain could not be relieved by nasogastric tube decompression for 12 hours. We arranged computed tomography, which revealed a dilated bowel above the diaphragm and intestinal obstruction with gangrenous change. The patient received emergency laparotomy, and a Bochdalek hernia was detected during the operation. The second case was a 75-year-old female patient who suffered from chest tightness and dyspnea for about 1 week. Chest X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging revealed herniation of small and large bowels at the right posterior aspect of the thoracic cavity. She received transthoracic repair of diaphragmatic hernia, recovered, and was discharged 15 days later. We recommend that adult Bochdalek hernia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bowel obstruction.

  9. Adult Bochdalek Hernia with Bowel Incarceration

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    Yeh-Huang Hung

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Bochdalek hernias are rare in adults. We report 2 cases of Bochdalek hernia with bowel obstruction. The first case was a 74-year-old male patient who suffered from abdominal pain and chest tightness for 1 day. Chest radiography indicated a mass-like lesion above the left diaphragm. The pain could not be relieved by nasogastric tube decompression for 12 hours. We arranged computed tomography, which revealed a dilated bowel above the diaphragm and intestinal obstruction with gangrenous change. The patient received emergency laparotomy, and a Bochdalek hernia was detected during the operation. The second case was a 75-year-old female patient who suffered from chest tightness and dyspnea for about 1 week. Chest X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging revealed herniation of small and large bowels at the right posterior aspect of the thoracic cavity. She received transthoracic repair of diaphragmatic hernia, recovered, and was discharged 15 days later. We recommend that adult Bochdalek hernia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bowel obstruction.

  10. Is this a mediastinal tumor? A case of Morgagni hernia complicated with intestinal incarceration mistaken for the mediastinal lipoma previously.

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    Komatsu, Teruya; Takahashi, Yutaka

    2013-01-01

    Morgagni's hernia is a congenital herniation of abdominal viscera into the thoracic cavity through a retrosternal diaphragmatic defect. We present a case of incarcerated Morgagni hernia in a 69-year-old woman. Three years previously, she had undertaken a video-assisted thoracoscopic resection (VATS) of a mediastinal mass, which had been mistaken for a lipoma. Following the primary repair of the hernia at emergency laparotomy, the patient was discharged home uneventfully. Irrespective of the radiologically characteristic findings of our case, the possibility of Morgagni hernia had not been entertained at the first operation. Thorough exploration around the diaphragm at the first VATS operation could have revealed the Morgagni hernia, ultimately avoiding the hernia-related complication such as an incarceration. Morgagni hernia as a differential diagnosis in case of anterior mediastinal mass should not be missed. Copyright © 2013 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. A Rare Case of Bochdalek Hernia with Concomitant Para-Esophageal Hernia, Repaired Laparoscopically in an Octogenarian.

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    Susmallian, Sergio; Raziel, Asnat

    2017-11-29

    BACKGROUND A Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a rare congenital condition consisting of a posterolateral defect in the diaphragm. A para-esophageal hernia (PEH) is a rare variant of hiatus hernia. BH and PEH may present with gastric volvulus or incarceration, requiring emergency treatment. Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred treatment, particularly for elderly patients and patients with comorbidities. The occurrence of BH with concomitant PEH is a very rare event. We describe a case of an octogenarian patient with BH and concomitant PEH treated laparoscopically. CASE REPORT An 81-year-old male patient, without significant comorbidities, presented with a two-month history of severe chest pain and vomiting after eating. Cardiological investigations ruled out cardiac ischemia, infarction, or other cardiovascular abnormalities. Chest and abdominal computed tomography (CT) imaging demonstrated a large diaphragmatic hernia, with the entire stomach in the left thorax. Laboratory results showed mild anemia and a low iron level. The patient underwent simultaneous laparoscopic repair of a BH and a PEH with mesh reinforcement without antireflux fundoplication. The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful. CONCLUSIONS We have presented a rare case of BH with concomitant PEH in an octogenarian that was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery. Although these two forms of hernia are a very rare association, this case report illustrates that the surgical approach should be individualized in each patient's case to ensure a successful surgical outcome. In this case, the decision was made to suture the diaphragmatic crura and reinforce the diaphragm repair with mesh, rather than by fundoplication.

  12. MR diagnosis of diaphragmatic endometriosis

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    Rousset, Pascal [Lyon 1 Claude Bernard University, Villeurbanne (France); Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Radiology Department, Pierre Benite (France); Gregory, Jules; Coste, Joel [Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Paris (France); Groupe Hospitalier Cochin Hotel-Dieu, Biostatistics and Epidemiology department, Paris (France); Rousset-Jablonski, Christine [Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Obstetric and Gynecologic Department, Pierre Benite (France); Hugon-Rodin, Justine [Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Paris (France); Groupe Hospitalier Cochin Hotel-Dieu, Gynecology Endocrinology Department, Paris (France); Regnard, Jean-Francois [Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Paris (France); Groupe Hospitalier Cochin Hotel-Dieu, Thoracic Surgery Department, Paris (France); Chapron, Charles [Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Paris (France); Groupe Hospitalier Cochin Hotel-Dieu, Obstetric and Gynecologic Department, Paris (France); Golfier, Francois [Lyon 1 Claude Bernard University, Villeurbanne (France); Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Obstetric and Gynecologic Department, Pierre Benite (France); Revel, Marie-Pierre [Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Paris (France); Groupe Hospitalier Cochin Hotel-Dieu, Radiology Department, Paris (France)

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    To evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diaphragmatic endometriosis diagnosis. Over a 2-year period, all diaphragmatic MRI performed in the context of diaphragmatic endometriosis were reviewed. Axial and coronal fat-suppressed T1- and T2-weighted sequences were analyzed by two independent readers for the presence of nodules, plaque lesions, micronodule clustering, or focal liver herniation. MR abnormalities were correlated to surgical findings in women surgically treated. Interobserver agreement was assessed by κ statistics. Twenty-three women with diaphragmatic endometriosis criteria comprised the population; 14 had surgical confirmation and nine had symptoms relief with hormonal treatment. MRI sensitivity was 83 % (19/23; 95 % confidence interval [CI]: 68, 98) for reader 1 and 78 % (18/23; 95 % CI: 61, 95) for reader 2. Kappa value was 0.86 (95 % CI: 0.47, 1.00). Readers 1 and 2 detected 35 and 36 lesions, respectively, all right-sided and agreed for 32 lesions on the type, location, and signal. Lesions were mostly nodules (23/32, 72 %), predominantly posterior (28/32, 87.5 %) and hyperintense on T1 (20/32, 63 %). MRI was negative for both readers in 2 surgically treated patients with small nodules or isolated diaphragmatic holes. MRI allows diaphragmatic endometriosis diagnosis with 78 to 83 % sensitivity and excellent interobserver agreement. (orig.)

  13. Congenital Lumbar Hernia

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    Sanjay Sharma; Gagan Bali; Satish Parihar; Neeraj Koul

    2008-01-01

    Lumbar hernia is a rare hernia. It constitutes less than one percent of all abdominal hernias. It can becongenital or acquired. Acquired can occur either spontaneously or after surgery or trauma. Only 300cases of lumbar hernia are reported till date. We report a case of congenital lumbar hernia in one month oldmale baby

  14. [Acute post-partum presentation of Bochdalek hernia in a grown-up woman].

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    de la Cour, Cecilie Dovey; Teklay, Biniam

    2016-10-31

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are rare embryonic defects, mostly diagnosed in newborns with respiratory distress. The defect is often situated posterolaterally as a Bochdalek hernia. We report an unusual case of a 27-year old woman presenting with diffuse abdominal pain five days postpartum. An X-ray and a computed tomography displayed a herniation of the colon into the left chest cavity. Through converted open surgery, the 6 x 3 cm defect was repaired and the recovery was uneventful. Bochdalek hernias in adults may present as gastrointestinal emergencies and rapid diagnosis and operation are crucial.

  15. Laparoscopic surgery of esophageal hiatus hernia - single center experience.

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    Piątkowski, Jacek; Jackowski, Marek; Szeliga, Jacek

    2014-03-01

    Esophageal hiatal hernias are the most frequent types of internal hernias. This condition involves disturbance of normal functioning of the stomach cardiac mechanism and reflux of the gastric contents to the esophagus. To evaluate postoperative results in our Clinic and the comparison of these results to data from the literature. One hundred and seventy-eight patients underwent surgery due to esophageal hiatal hernia at the Clinic of General, Gastroenterological and Oncological Surgery, Collegium Medicum, Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, from 2006 to 2011. All operations were performed using laparoscopy. Fundoplication by means of the Nissen-Rossetti method was carried out in 172 patients while Toupet's and Dor's methods were applied in 4 and 2 patients, respectively. Average time of the surgery was 82 min (55-140 min). Conversion was performed in 4 cases. No serious intraoperative complications were noted. In the postoperative period, dysphagia was reported in 20 patients (11.2%). Postoperative wound infection was observed in 1 patient (0.56%). Hernias in the trocar insertion area were reported in 3 patients (1.68%). Ailments recurred in 6 patients. The recurrence of esophageal hiatal hernia was confirmed in 2 patients. Patients with recurrent hernia were re-operated using a laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic surgery is a simple and effective approach for patients with gastroesophageal reflux symptoms due to diaphragmatic esophageal hiatus hernia. The number of complications is lower after laparoscopic procedures than after "open" operations.

  16. Hernias (For Parents)

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    ... Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions Hernias KidsHealth > For Parents > Hernias Print A A A ... get your child the appropriate medical care. About Hernias When part of an organ or tissue in ...

  17. Femoral hernia repair

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  18. Hernia diafragmática congénita. Experiencia en el Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, Medellín, Colombia, 1999-2009 = Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Experience at Hospital Universitario San Vicente of Paul, Medellín, Colombia 1999 to 2009

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    Arango Rave, María Elena

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    Full Text Available Introducción: la hernia diafragmática congénita (HDC plantea un reto por la amplia variabilidad de presentación clínica, la falla respiratoria y la posibilidad de hipertensión pulmonar grave. El objetivo de esta revisión fue describir el tratamiento de la HDC y sus resultados, entre 1999 y 2009, en la Sección de Cirugía Infantil del Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, de Medellín.Materiales y métodos: se estudiaron en 36 pacientes variables socioeconómicas, tiempo de estabilización preoperatoria, tipo de tratamiento y sus resultados, complicaciones, tiempo de permanencia en la UCI, necesidad de soporte ventilatorio y duración de la estancia hospitalaria.Resultados: fue más frecuente la HDC izquierda y en hombres. Veintidós pacientes presentaron malformaciones asociadas. Se hizo tratamiento médico y quirúrgico en 31 pacientes. El tiempo de estabilización preoperatoria fue en promedio cuatro días. La mediana de días de ventilación mecánica fue cuatro, la de estancia en UCI, seis y la de estancia hospitalaria, 12,5. La sepsis fue la complicación más frecuente, en seis pacientes hubo infección del sitio operatorio y en igual número, secuelas. Murieron 10 pacientes; los factores asociados con la mortalidad fueron: inestabilidad hemodinámica, Apgar menor de 5, tratamiento exclusivamente médico, diagnóstico prenatal, uso de parche para la reparación y las malformaciones asociadas.

  19. Nontraumatic massive right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult: an unusual presentation.

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    Sofi, Fayaz A; Ahmed, Sheikh Hilal; Dar, Majid A; Nabhi, Dhobi G; Mufti, Showkat; Bhat, Mohammad Akbar; Tabassum, Parvez Nazir

    2011-03-01

    Diaphragmatic hernias in adults usually pose a diagnostic challenge; the presentations are varied and range from acute abdominal pain with features of gut obstruction, pleuritic chest pain, breathlessness, to a pregnant woman with pain abdomen. The usual cause in adults is posttraumatic. Because of varied presentations, the diagnosis is often delayed. We present a case of a young woman who presented with sudden-onset breathlessness with similar episodes in the past and no history of trauma, who proved to be having a right-sided diaphragmatic hernia. This case is reported not only because of rarity of nontraumatic right-sided Bochdalek hernias in adults, but also because of peculiar presentation and history.

  20. A Morgagni hernia with an absent ductus venosus: An unusual case causing unusual consequences

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    Maria Phillis

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available A Morgagni hernia is a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH, comprising only 3–5% of all CDH cases. Agenesis of the ductus venosus with direct umbilical vein blood flow to the heart is a relatively uncommon finding that is often fatal in utero. We present a case of a 2-month-old infant with Morgagni hernia and absence of the ductus venosus. These combined defects led to neovascularization of the liver, severe pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. In this report, we describe a Morgagni hernia that's presentation resembled that of a Bochdalek hernia likely because of concomitant absence of the ductus venosus causing severe pulmonary hypertension.

  1. The clinical effects of closure of the hernia gap after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

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    Christoffersen, Mette W; Westen, Mikkel; Assaadzadeh, Sami

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Closure of the hernia gap in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair before mesh reinforcement has gained increasing acceptance among surgeons despite creating a tension-based repair. Beneficial effects of this technique have been reported sporadically, but no evidence is available from...... randomised controlled trials. The primary purpose of this paper is to compare early post-operative activity-related pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with closure of the gap with patients undergoing standard laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (non-closure of the gap). Secondary...... outcomes are patient-rated cosmesis and hernia-specific quality of life. METHODS: A randomised, controlled, double-blinded study is planned. Based on power calculation, we will include 40 patients in each arm. Patients undergoing elective laparoscopic umbilical, epigastric or umbilical trocar-site hernia...

  2. The clinical effects of closure of the hernia gap after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair:

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    Christoffersen, Mette W; Westen, Mikkel; Assadzadeh, Sami

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Closure of the hernia gap in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair before mesh reinforcement has gained increasing acceptance among surgeons despite creating a tension-based repair. Beneficial effects of this technique have been reported sporadically, but no evidence is available from...... randomised controlled trials. The primary purpose of this paper is to compare early post-operative activity-related pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with closure of the gap with patients undergoing standard laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (non-closure of the gap). Secondary...... outcomes are patient-rated cosmesis and hernia-specific quality of life. METHODS: A randomised, controlled, double-blinded study is planned. Based on power calculation, we will include 40 patients in each arm. Patients undergoing elective laparoscopic umbilical, epigastric or umbilical trocar-site hernia...

  3. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia candidate genes derived from embryonic transcriptomes

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    Russell, Meaghan K; Longoni, Mauro; Wells, Julie

    2012-01-01

    expression profiling of developing embryonic diaphragms would help identify genes likely to be associated with diaphragm defects. We generated a time series of whole-transcriptome expression profiles from laser captured embryonic mouse diaphragms at embryonic day (E)11.5 and E12.5 when experimental...

  4. Posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia with small-bowel incarceration ...

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    literature confirms the extreme rarity of this condition and its often delayed presentation in adults, together with the value of a chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT) scanning in establishing the diagnosis. Case report. A 40-year-old woman, known to have hypertension and asthma, presented with a 4-day history ...

  5. Late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia | Hamid | African ...

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    Patients and Methods: This retrospective study included all the babies and children >1 month of ... Babies with age <1 month were excluded from the study. Data regarding ... In two patients, CDH was misdiagnosed as pneumothorax and had got chest tube inserted in other hospitals before referral to this tertiary care centre.

  6. [A right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia masked by pneumonia

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    Morsing, I.E.; Mol, A.C. de; Heijst, A.F.J. van; Staak, F.H.J.M. van der; Daalen, S.T. van; Liem, K.D.

    2008-01-01

    A 1-day-old premature newborn (34 weeks and 6 days) presented with respiratory insufficiency due to a group B haemolytic streptococcal (GBS) pneumonia. She recovered after temporary treatment with mechanical ventilation and antibiotics. At the time of discharge there was a slight increased fogging

  7. Bochdalek hernia: A rare case report of adult age.

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    Yagmur, Yusuf; Yiğit, Ebral; Babur, Mehmet; Gumuş, Serdar

    2016-02-01

    Bochdalek hernia is the most common type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and constitutes 85% of cases. Bochdalek hernia (BH) in adults is extremely rare. We present a BH case in an adult patient and discuss the literature. 22-year-old female patient with abdominal pain, occasional cramps, dysphagic problems, constipation, shortness of breath and choking for about 2 years applied to our clinic. A defect about 5 cm in the left hemidiaphragm posterior area and herniation of intra-abdominal fat plan in the left hemithorax was seen in intravenous and oral whole abdominal CT. Patient was operated laparoscopically. Transverse colon and a large portion of the omentum entering into hemidiaphragm were pulled in to intraperitoneal area carefully. Approximately 10 × 8 cm intraabdominal mesh was fixed to the defect area with the help of laparoscopic tacker. Adult BH is very rare and when confronted laparoscopic treatment with mesh fixation can be performed safely.

  8. Cardiac Arrest in a Pregnant Patient Diagnosed with Bochdalek Hernia

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    Pinar Karabacak

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Bochdalek hernia is thought to be the result of a defect of the pleuroperitoneal fold and the septum transversum fusion in the 8th week of gestation. The majority of these patients present with respiratory distress after delivery; asymptomatic progress until adulthood is an extremely rare clinical occurrence. The adult form of a Bochdalek hernia accompanying pregnancy is a rare entity. A 39-year-old, 24-week pregnant patient applied to Emergency service with epigastric pain and vomiting. Abdominal ultrasonography was planned due to the abdominal pain; sudden cardiopulmonary arrest occurred during the procedure. In this case report, congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a young pregnant woman who underwent cardiac arrest is presented.

  9. Hiatus Hernia: A Rare Cause of Acute Pancreatitis

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    Shruti Patel

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Hiatal hernia (HH is the herniation of elements of the abdominal cavity through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm. A giant HH with pancreatic prolapse is very rare and its causing pancreatitis is an even more extraordinary condition. We describe a case of a 65-year-old man diagnosed with acute pancreatitis secondary to pancreatic herniation. In these cases, acute pancreatitis may be caused by the diaphragmatic crura impinging upon the pancreas and leading to repetitive trauma as it crosses the hernia; intermittent folding of the main pancreatic duct; ischemia associated with stretching at its vascular pedicle; or total pancreatic incarceration. Asymptomatic hernia may not require any treatment, while multiple studies have supported the recommendation of early elective repair as a safer route in symptomatic patients. In summary, though rare, pancreatic herniation should be considered as a cause of acute pancreatitis. A high index of suspicion for complications is warranted in cases like these.

  10. Endoscopic inguinal hernia repair

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    M.T.T. Knook

    2002-01-01

    textabstractInguinal hernias are among the oldest surgical challenges, having been recognized by the Egyptians in 1500 BC and Hippocrates in 400 BC. Celsus in 40 AD described Roman surgical practice, including manual hernia reduction for strangulated hernia, truss for reducible hernia and surgery

  11. Incarcerated Pediatric Hernias.

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    Abdulhai, Sophia A; Glenn, Ian C; Ponsky, Todd A

    2017-02-01

    Indirect inguinal hernias are the most commonly incarcerated hernias in children, with a higher incidence in low birth weight and premature infants. Contralateral groin exploration to evaluate for a patent processus vaginalis or subclinical hernia is controversial, given that most never progress to clinical hernias. Most indirect inguinal hernias can be reduced nonoperatively. It is recommended to repair them in a timely fashion, even in premature infants. Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated inguinal hernia repair is considered a safe and effective alternative to conventional open herniorrhaphy. Other incarcerated pediatric hernias are extremely rare and may be managed effectively with laparoscopy. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Etiology of Inguinal Hernias

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    Öberg, Stina; Andresen, Kristoffer; Rosenberg, Jacob

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The etiology of inguinal hernias remains uncertain even though the lifetime risk of developing an inguinal hernia is 27% for men and 3% for women. The aim was to summarize the evidence on hernia etiology, with focus on differences between lateral and medial hernias. RESULTS: Lateral...... with patients with lateral hernias. However, connective tissue alteration may play a role in development of both subtypes. Inguinal hernias have a hereditary component with a complex inheritance pattern, and inguinal hernia susceptible genes have been identified that also are involved in connective tissue...... homeostasis. CONCLUSION: The etiology of lateral and medial hernias are at least partly different, but the final explanations are still lacking on certain areas. Further investigations of inguinal hernia genes may explain the altered connective tissue observed in patients with inguinal hernias. The precise...

  13. Are Surgisis biomeshes effective in reducing recurrences after laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernias?

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    Fumagalli, Uberto; Bona, Stefano; Caputo, Maria; Elmore, Ugo; Battafarano, Francesco; Pestalozza, Alessandra; Rosati, Riccardo

    2008-10-01

    Prosthetic repair is frequently advocated after repair of large hiatal hernias, and biomeshes have been proposed to help reduce the high recurrence rate. All patients undergoing laparoscopic repair of primary or recurrent large hiatal hernia, and with intraoperative finding of weak diaphragmatic pillars, as judged by the surgeon, were included, from June 2004 to July 2005, in a prospective observational study. In these patients, Surgisis biomeshes were employed to assist the repair. Six patients (4 for primary and 2 for recurrent hernia) received biomesh hiatoplasty. Four had mild dysphagia at 1 month that disappeared at the next follow-up. Three had slow radiologic transit through the esophagogastric junction, still present in 1 patient at 1 year. One patient had hernia recurrence 6 months after surgery and 2 other patients had radiologic recurrence of a small hernia at 1-year follow-up; in all 3, the recurrence was small and asymptomatic and none were reoperated. The short-term recurrence rate using biomesh for the laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernias in patients with weak diaphragmatic pillars was high at 50%. Postoperative morbidity and mesh-related complications were almost absent. Biomeshes can be safely used as on lay reinforcement in hiatoplasty, but do not reduce the hiatal recurrence rate.

  14. Acute chest pain while exercising: a case report of Bochdalek hernia in an adolescent.

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    Kurniawan, N; Verheyen, L; Ceulemans, J

    2013-01-01

    We present the case of a 17-year old male patient with a symptomatic congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia with acute onset of symptoms. He was admitted to our emergency department a few days after the onset of symptoms. A large thoracic herniation on the left side was seen on chest X-ray. Further investigation by computed tomography showed the presence of stomach, spleen and colon in the herniation. Semi-urgent surgery was performed by a laparoscopic approach. The diaphragmatic defect was closed with interrupted sutures. The operation and postoperative recovery were uneventful.

  15. Right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an elderly adult: a case report with a review of surgical management.

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    Moro, Kazuki; Kawahara, Mikako; Muneoka, Yusuke; Sato, Yu; Kitami, Chie; Makino, Shigeto; Nishimura, Atsushi; Kawachi, Yasuyuki; Gabriel, Emmanuel; Nikkuni, Keiya

    2017-10-13

    Bochdalek hernias are one of the most common types of diaphragmatic hernia, with most cases diagnosed during the neonatal period. In contrast, diagnosis of a Bochdalek hernia in an adult is rare and is typically observed on the left side of the diaphragm. Even more rare is the diagnosis of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult, where there is concurrent visceral malformation in most cases. We describe a case of an 89-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain. An abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan showed decreased intravenous contrast uptake and thickening of the wall of herniated small intestine through the right side of the diaphragm, which led to the diagnosis of a strangulated diaphragmatic hernia. The patient underwent emergent laparotomy and required a partial resection of the necrotic ileum and a hernia repair with direct closure. Interestingly, in this case, organ malformation was not observed. The patient was discharged approximately 2 weeks after surgery without complication. Adult right-sided Bochdalek hernia with strangulation in the absence of hepatic atrophy is a rare entity. Considering the severity of this condition, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment are needed. A tailored operative approach is required on an individual case basis.

  16. Laparoscopic repair of late-presenting Bochdalek hernia in 2 infants.

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    Kohno, Miyuki; Ikawa, Hiromichi; Okamoto, Shinya; Fukumoto, Hironori; Masuyama, Hiroaki; Konuma, Kunio

    2007-08-01

    Laparoscopic repair was performed on 2 infants with late-presenting Bochdalek hernia. Intraoperatively, the entire small intestine was herniated in 1 case and the stomach, small intestine, and part of the colon and spleen were herniated in the other case. Laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia was successfully completed in both the cases. On the basis of our experience, 4 points seem important in laparoscopic surgery for Bochdalek hernia: (1) avoiding damage to the spleen while reducing organs back into the abdominal cavity; (2) ensuring visualization of diaphragmatic defect after reducing the spleen and intestinal tract; (3) ensuring sufficient width to suture the dorsal side of the diaphragm; and (4) identifying intestinal malrotation. We believe that the fourth point represents an advantage of a laparoscopic approach, which seems superior to the thoracoscopic approach and could represent a useful therapy for Bochdalek hernia in infants and older patients.

  17. Endoscopic repair of late-presenting Morgagni and Bochdalek hernia in children: case report and review of the literature.

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    Marhuenda, Claudia; Guillén, Gabriela; Sánchez, Begoña; Urbistondo, Alex; Barceló, Concepción

    2009-04-01

    Delayed presentation of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is not usual. Primary laparoscopic repair is becoming the standard in many centers. Different approaches and techniques have been proposed. There is not enough evidence in the literature to recommend one technique over another. In this paper, we report one case of Morgagni hernia (MH) and one case of Bochdalek hernia (BH), 2 and 6 years old, respectively, operated on in our hospital. In the first case, the diaphragmatic defect was directly sutured with extracorporeal interrupted nonabsorbable sutures, passed through the abdominal wall with a Reverdin needle. In the second one, intracorporeal nonabsorbable stitches were placed. A search of the literature was made using PubMed and the following words: congenital diaphragmatic hernia, laparoscopy or thoracoscopy, and children. The neonatal Bochdalek hernias were discarded. Data about surgical approach, suturing technique, management of the hernia sac, complications, and recurrence were summarized for both pathologies. Both patients were discharged 48 hours after surgery. There were no complications. No recurrence was evident after 6 months. Eleven articles on the treatment of MHs were found, with a total of 30 patients. For BHs, 10 articles met the inclusion criteria, with a total of 54 patients. In both groups, all the papers were case reports or retrospective reviews of case series. The MH is best approached through laparoscopy, and the BH can be treated through thoracoscopy or laparoscopy. Most researchers prefer direct suture with nonabsorbable material. Both complication and recurrence rates are very low. The endoscopic approach of late-presenting Morgagni and Bochdalek CDH is a safe technique. It offers all the advantages of minimally invasive surgery (MIS), and laparoscopy also permits the diagnosis and treatment of other associated conditions. There are a short number of cases reported and no prospective study comparing open with the MIS approach

  18. Left paraduodenal hernias; Hernias paraduodenales izquierdas

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    Lopez-Negrete, L.; Garcia-Lozano, J.; Sanchez, J. L.; Tejeiro, A.; Sala, J. [Hospital Valle del Nalon. Riano-Sama. Asturias (Spain)

    2002-07-01

    We report two cases of left paraduodenal internal hernias located in the fossa of Landzert that were diagnosed by CT. Internal hernias are an infrequent cause of acute abdomen, due to the intestinal sub occlusion they produce. Left paraduodenal hernias are responsible for about 50% of internal hernias. CT makes it possible to demonstrate the group of herniated loops between the stomach, fourth segment of the duodenum, descending colon, and tail of the pancreas. The identification of the loops in an atypical position together with displaced blood vessels (mesenteric vessels) and colon gives concerns on them a typical radiological semiology that makes them easily identifiable. (Author) 9 refs.

  19. Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)

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    .org Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia) Page ( 1 ) A sports hernia is a painful, so tissue injury that occurs in ... groin area. It most o en occurs during sports that require sudden changes of direction or intense ...

  20. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

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    ... Global Affairs and Humanitarian Efforts Log In Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery Patient Information from SAGES Download PDF Find a SAGES Surgeon About Your Inguinal Hernia and Laparoscopic Repair: Approximately 600,000 inguinal or ...

  1. Inguinal hernia (image)

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    Inguinal hernia is the result of an organ, usually bowel, protruding through a weak point or tear in the thin muscular abdominal wall. Inguinal hernias can restrict blood supply to the bowel herniated ...

  2. Strangulated Spigelian hernia.

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    1987-01-01

    Spigelian herniae rarely present as emergencies. There have been two cases requiring emergency surgery at this hospital within the last 5 years, representing 2.4% of all abdominal wall herniae requiring urgent treatment for strangulation.

  3. Umbilical hernia repair - slideshow

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/presentations/100105.htm Umbilical hernia repair - series—Normal anatomy To use the sharing ... A.M. Editorial team. Related MedlinePlus Health Topics Hernia A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by ...

  4. Hiatal hernia repair - slideshow

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/presentations/100028.htm Hiatal hernia repair - series—Normal anatomy To use the sharing ... M. Editorial team. Related MedlinePlus Health Topics Hiatal Hernia A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by ...

  5. Massive symptomatic right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult man.

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    Kohli, Naman; Mitreski, Goran; Yap, Cheng-Hon; Leong, Matthew

    2016-11-15

    A 22-year-old man presented to a rural hospital in Australia with right-sided pleuritic chest pain, right shoulder pain and dyspnoea. The patient had been receiving chronic asthma therapy without improvement. CT of the chest was performed after an abnormal X-ray, incidentally revealing one of the largest documented right-sided diaphragmatic hernias, with left lung compression due to mediastinal shift. The patient was definitively managed with thoracotomy alone. The contents of the hernia sac included colon and multiple loops of small bowel with a 10 cm neck. Definitive treatment was achieved with significant reduction in hernia size and formation of a neo-diaphragm with composite mesh. The postoperative period was complicated only by a wound infection. Two weeks after discharge the patient remained clinically well. Repeat chest X-ray showed no recurrence of the hernia. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias should be considered in patients with ongoing respiratory symptoms. Thoracotomy provides a safe approach. 2016 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  6. Death by late-presenting Bochdalek hernia in infant soon after congenital cardiac repair.

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    Chau, Destiny; Srour, Habib; Rolf, Cristin; O'Connor, William; Cumbermack, Kristopher; Bezold, Lou; Kozik, Deborah; Plunkett, Mark; Murphy, Thomas J; Hessel, Eugene

    2013-04-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) presenting beyond the neonatal period is commonly perceived to be rare. With reported frequencies of 2.6% to 20% of all CDH, it may be an overlooked cause of mortality. Variable symptomatology makes its diagnosis challenging. We report the sudden death of a 3-month-old patient shortly after hospital discharge following congenital heart surgery. Autopsy findings associated the patient's demise with migrated abdominal contents in the chest through a Bochdalek hernia defect. No indications of CDH existed before hospital discharge. Relevant issues pertaining to congenital heart disease, CDH, and importance of autopsy in this context are discussed.

  7. Bilateral Retrovascular Femoral Hernia

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    Papanikitas, Joseph; Sutcliffe, Robert P.; Rohatgi, Ashish; Atkinson, Simon

    2008-01-01

    A 34-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis presented with bilateral femoral hernias, which were found to be retrovascular at operation. The hernias were not amenable to conventional open or laparoscopic repair, and were repaired using pre-peritoneal mesh inserted deep to transversalis fascia. The anatomical basis and management of uncommon variants of femoral hernia are discussed.

  8. MR analysis of the diaphragmatic function

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    Iwasawa, Tae; Yoshiike, Yasuhiro; Takahashi, Hiroshi [Kanagawa Cardiovascular and Respiratory Center (Japan); Kagei, Seiichiro; Gotoh, Toshiyuki; Saito, Kimihiko; Kurihara, Hiroaki

    2001-01-01

    We evaluated the correlation between the position of the diaphragmatic apposition zone and abnormal diaphragmatic motion using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The subjects were 12 normal volunteers and 12 male patients with emphysema. Sequential sagittal MR images of the right lung were obtained during tidal and forced breathing. We measured the angle between the apposition zone and ribcage at residual volume level. We also evaluated diaphragmatic movement quantitatively. Paradoxical, seesaw-like movement of the diaphragm was observed in the patient group. This movement increased with the angle of the apposition zone (r=0.768, p<0.0001). This suggests that hyperinflation causes diaphragmatic weakness, resulting in abnormal diaphragmatic motion on MR images. (author)

  9. Single incision endoscopic surgery for lumbar hernia.

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    Kawaguchi, Masahiko; Ishikawa, Norihiko; Shimizu, Satsuki; Shin, Hisato; Matsunoki, Aika; Watanabe, Go

    2011-01-01

    Single Incision Endoscopic Surgery (SIES) has emerged as a less invasive surgery among laparoscopic surgeries, and this approach for incisional hernia was reported recently. This is the first report of SIES for an incisional lumbar hernia. A 66-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our institution because of a left flank hernia that developed after left iliac crest bone harvesting. A 20-mm incision was created on the left side of the umbilicus and all three trocars (12, 5, and 5 mm) were inserted into the incision. The hernial defect was 14 × 9 cm and was repaired with intraperitoneal onlay mesh and a prosthetic graft. The postoperative course was uneventful. SIES for lumbar hernia offers a safe and effective outcome equivalent compared to laparoscopic surgery. In addition, SIES is less invasive and has a cosmetic benefit.

  10. Open Approach to Primary Lumbar Hernia Repair: A Lucid Option

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    Ketan Vagholkar

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Lumbar hernia is a rare type of hernia. Awareness of the anatomical basis of this hernia is important for proper diagnosis and treatment. Introduction. Lumbar hernia is a protrusion of either extraperitoneal fat or intraperitoneal contents through either of the lumbar triangles. Primary lumbar hernias are extremely rare thereby rendering such a case reportable, to create an awareness about this condition to upcoming surgeons. Case Report. A case of primary lumbar hernia treated successfully by open mesh repair is presented. Discussion. The anatomical aspects underlying this condition along with diagnostic tests, their pitfalls, and surgical approaches are discussed. Conclusion. Awareness of this condition is essential for arriving at a clinical diagnosis. CT scan provides a road map for deciding the approach. Both the traditional open and the newer laparoscopic approaches are described. However open meshplasty is still a very safe and effective method of treatment.

  11. Evaluation of diaphragmatic motion in normal and diaphragmatic paralyzed dogs using M-mode ultrasonography.

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    Choi, Mihyun; Lee, Namsoon; Kim, Ahyoung; Keh, Seoyeon; Lee, Jinsoo; Kim, Hyunwook; Choi, Mincheol

    2014-01-01

    Diagnosis of unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis in dogs is currently based on fluoroscopic detection of unequal movement between the crura. Bilateral paralysis may be more difficult to confirm with fluoroscopy because diaphragmatic movement is sometimes produced by compensatory abdominal muscle contractions. The purpose of this study was to develop a new method to evaluate diaphragmatic movement using M-mode ultrasonography and to describe findings for normal and diaphragmatic paralyzed dogs. Fifty-five clinically normal dogs and two dogs with diaphragmatic paralysis were recruited. Thoracic radiographs were acquired for all dogs and fluoroscopy studies were also acquired for clinically affected dogs. Two observers independently measured diaphragmatic direction of motion and amplitude of excursion using M-mode ultrasonography for dogs meeting study inclusion criteria. Eight of the clinically normal dogs were excluded due to abnormal thoracic radiographic findings. For the remaining normal dogs, the lower limit values of diaphragmatic excursion were 2.85-2.98 mm during normal breathing. One dog with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis showed paradoxical movement of both crura at the end of inspiration. One dog with unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis had diaphragmatic excursion values of 2.00 ± 0.42 mm on the left side and 4.05 ± 1.48 mm on the right side. The difference between left and right diaphragmatic excursion values was 55%. Findings indicated that M-mode ultrasonography is a relatively simple and objective method for measuring diaphragmatic movement in dogs. Future studies are needed in a larger number of dogs with diaphragmatic paralysis to determine the diagnostic sensitivity of this promising new technique. © 2013 American College of Veterinary Radiology.

  12. Primary lumbar hernia: A rarely encountered hernia.

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    Sundaramurthy, Sharada; Suresh, H B; Anirudh, A V; Prakash Rozario, Anthony

    2016-01-01

    Lumbar hernia is an uncommon abdominal wall hernia, making its diagnosis and management a challenge to the treating surgeon. Presentation may be misleading and diagnosis often missed. An imaging study forms an indispensable aid in the diagnosis and surgery is the only treatment option. A 42 year old male presented with history of pain in lower back of 4 years duration and was being treated symptomatically over 4 years with analgesics and physiotherapy. He had noticed a swelling over the left side of his mid-back and consequently on examination was found to have a primary acquired lumbar hernia arising from the deep superior lumbar triangle of Grynfelt. Diagnosis was confirmed by Computed Tomographic imaging. A lumbar hernia may be primary or secondary with only about 300 cases of primary lumbar hernia reported in literature. Lumbar hernias manifest through two possible defects in the posterior abdominal wall, the superior being more common. Management remains surgical with various techniques emerging over the years. The patient at our center underwent an open sublay mesh repair with excellent outcome. A surgeon may encounter a primary lumbar hernia perhaps once in his lifetime making it an interesting surgical challenge. Sound anatomical knowledge and adequate imaging are indispensable. Inspite of advances in minimally invasive surgery, it cannot be universally applied to patients with lumbar hernia and management requires a more tailored approach. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  13. Primary lumbar hernia: A rarely encountered hernia

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    Sharada Sundaramurthy

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: A surgeon may encounter a primary lumbar hernia perhaps once in his lifetime making it an interesting surgical challenge. Sound anatomical knowledge and adequate imaging are indispensable. Inspite of advances in minimally invasive surgery, it cannot be universally applied to patients with lumbar hernia and management requires a more tailored approach.

  14. Concurrent Mesh Repair of a Morgagni and Umbilical Hernia during a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in a Morbidly Obese Individual

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    N.R Kosai

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Morgagni Hernia is a rare form of diaphragmatic hernia. It is mainly asymptomatic and often identified incidentally during surgery. Tension-free synthetic mesh repair is the preferred treatment modality. However, the use of synthetic mesh concurrently during a clean-contaminated surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy remains controversial due to the remote possibility of mesh infection. A middle-aged female 2 with BMI of 47 Kg/m was admitted electively for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with concurrent umbilical hernia repair. Intra-operatively, a left Morgagni Hernia containing omentum and a segment of transverse colon was noted. She underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and simultaneous laparoscopic tension-free composite mesh repair of both Morgagni and umbilical hernia. Outpatient review three months later revealed excess weight loss of almost 30% with no recurrence of either hernia. In conclusion, the advantages of concurrent hernia repair during bariatric surgery outweigh the risk of mesh infection and should be performed to prevent future risk of visceral herniation and strangulation. Laparoscopic mesh repair of a Morgagni Hernia and umbilical hernia in the setting of an electively planned sleeve gastrectomy is feasible, effective and safe in the hands of a trained laparoscopic surgeon.

  15. Abdominal wall hernias

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    Henriksen, Nadia A; Mortensen, Joachim H; Lorentzen, Lea

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Throughout life, inguinal hernia develops in approximately every fourth man, some of whom develop multiple hernias. If patients at risk of developing multiple hernias could be identified by a serologic biomarker, treatment might be able to be tailored and improved. Evidence suggests......) with a history of more than 3 hernia repairs and 86, age-matched men without hernias. Biomarkers for synthesis of collagen type IV (P4NP) and type V (P5CP) as well as breakdown (C4M and C5M) were measured in serum by validated, solid-phase, competitive assays. Collagen turnover was indicated by the ratio between...

  16. Double-peaked high-pressure zone at the esophagogastric junction in controls and in patients with a hiatal hernia : A study using high-resolution manometry

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    Bredenoord, AJ; Weusten, BLAM; Carmagnola, S; Smout, AJPM

    The lower esophageal high-pressure zone (HPZ) consists of the intrinsic lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and the diaphragmatic sphincter. In patients with a hiatal hernia these constituents are separated. We performed high-resolution manometry of the esophagogastric HPZ in six controls, six patients

  17. Double-peaked high-pressure zone at the esophagogastric junction in controls and in patients with a hiatal hernia: a study using high-resolution manometry

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    Bredenoord, A. J.; Weusten, B. L. A. M.; Carmagnola, S.; Smout, A. J. P. M.

    2004-01-01

    The lower esophageal high-pressure zone (HPZ) consists of the intrinsic lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and the diaphragmatic sphincter. In patients with a hiatal hernia these constituents are separated. We performed high-resolution manometry of the esophagogastric HPZ in six controls, six patients

  18. Complicated right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult.

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    Agrafiotis, A C; Kotzampassakis, N; Boudaka, W

    2011-01-01

    Bochdalek hernias on the right side of the diaphragm are very rarely diagnosed in adults. We report a case of a 52-year-old female patient, who presented to the emergency department with acute intestinal obstruction. Plain and cross-sectional imaging identified a large right-sided Bochdalek hernia containing small bowel loops and the right colon. A laparoscopic approach was performed. The herniated intestinal loops and the right colon were reduced into the abdominal cavity. The diaphragmatic defect was closed using clips with reinforcement by a prosthetic polypropylene mesh. A mini median laparotomy was performed to ensure the viability of the bowel and a few stitches were inserted on superficial lesions of the serosa. The recovery was uneventful and the patient was discharged from the hospital 6 days after admission. Nine months later the patient is doing well.

  19. Bochdalek hernia with concomitant partial situs inversus in an adult.

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    Gedik, E; Girgin, S; Tuncer, M C; Onat, S; Avci, A; Karabulut, O

    2010-05-01

    We report the case of 44-year-old woman with a left-sided Bochdalek hernia (BH) with concomitant partial situs inversus. The patient was presented from the outpatient clinic with lower chest discomfort. She had suffered from abdominal pain for one year, with no history of trauma, previous surgery, or extreme physical exertion. Chest radiograph revealed a large left-sided BH. The patient underwent thoracotomy. Intestinal organs, containing bowel, small intestine, caecum, and appendix were seen in the left hemithorax. Because of the failure to reduce the intestinal organs into the peritoneal cavity, laparotomy was performed. The right side of the abdominal cavity was empty. In conclusion, partial situs inversus was diagnosed. The diaphragmatic defect was repaired with non-absorbable sutures via laparotomy, and with a prolene mesh via thoracotomy. Bochdalek hernia with partial situs inversus is a rare clinical entity with none reported in medical literature.

  20. Amyad's hernia while reparing the bilateral inguinal hernia

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    Arif Aslaner

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Amyand's hernia is the term used for inguinal hernia containing appendix. It is a rare condition and found in 1% of inguinal hernia repairs. Here we report a case of Amyand's hernia in a 61 years old male who was diagnosed with bilateral inguinal hernia. He underwent surgery and bilateral inguinal hernia repair with prosthetic meshes and without appendectomy. The patient was discharged uneventfully. 

  1. Amyad's hernia while reparing the bilateral inguinal hernia

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    Arif Aslaner; Tuğrul Çakır; Umut Rıza Gündüz; Burhan Mayir; Nurullah Bülbüller

    2015-01-01

    Amyand's hernia is the term used for inguinal hernia containing appendix. It is a rare condition and found in 1% of inguinal hernia repairs. Here we report a case of Amyand's hernia in a 61 years old male who was diagnosed with bilateral inguinal hernia. He underwent surgery and bilateral inguinal hernia repair with prosthetic meshes and without appendectomy. The patient was discharged uneventfully. 

  2. Treating and Preventing Sports Hernias

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    ... Close ‹ Back to Healthy Living Treating and Preventing Sports Hernias If you play ice hockey, tennis or ... for the most commonly misdiagnosed groin pain—a sports hernia. A sports hernia often results from overuse ...

  3. Robotic repair of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia: a case report and literature review.

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    Jambhekar, Amani; Robinson, Shawn; Housman, Brian; Nguyen, James; Gu, Kevin; Nakhamiyayev, Vadim

    2017-05-12

    Bochdalek hernias (BHs) are usually diagnosed in the neonatal period, occurring in 1/2200-1/12,500 live births. There are few reported cases of BHs in adults. Robotic repair has not been described in current literature as opposed to the laparoscopic approach. Here we present a case of an adult with clinical signs of bowel obstruction secondary to a BH which was repaired using a robotic approach. A 74-year-old gentleman with past medical history of benign prostatic hyperplasia presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and decline in appetite. Computed tomography (CT) imaging of the chest and abdomen revealed elevation of the right hemidiaphragm and evidence of small bowel obstruction. The patient was managed conservatively with nasogastric tube placement and bowel rest. He underwent colonoscopy which could not be completed secondary to a transverse colon stricture which was confirmed by barium enema. Upon repeat CT imaging, the patient was found to have herniated colon through a right-sided diaphragmatic hernia which caused colonic narrowing. The patient's intestinal obstruction improved clinically with continued conservative management and he underwent robotic repair of a right posterior diaphragmatic hernia. The hernia defect was closed with interrupted figure of eight Ethibond sutures. A right-sided chest tube was placed. Intraoperatively, the herniated proximal transverse colon was noted to be ischemic and a right hemicolectomy was performed. He recovered well and was discharged home on postoperative day 5. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias usually present in the neonatal period and are rare in adults. Operative repair is recommended and laparoscopic repair has been described. Based on the existing literature regarding laparoscopic repair and the current case report, robotic repair also appears to be a viable and safe option.

  4. Giant inguinoscrotal hernia repair.

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    Prochotsky, A; Dolak, S; Minarovjech, V; Medzo, I; Hutan, M; Mifkovic, A

    2017-01-01

    Giant inguinoscrotal hernia is defined as an inguinal hernia extending below the midpoint of inner thigh in standing position. The authors describe giant inguinoscrotal hernia and small umbilical hernia with 12 years history of this uncommon disease. After preoperative evaluation, US and CT examination he was operated on. It was very difficult to return the hernia sac contents back to the abdomen and additional infraumbilical incision was needed. Hernioplasty suo modo without mesh was done. Patient recovered uneventfully. In the discussion the authors present the newer classification of giant inguinal hernia, the current treatment options and known serious complications of surgery. Finally, it indicates that good treatment results can only be achieved by close cooperation of concerned professionals in the treatment and intensive intraoperative and postoperative patient monitoring (Fig. 9, Ref. 31).

  5. [Spontaneous bilateral Petit hernia].

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    Fontoura, Rodrigo Dias; Araújo, Emerson Silveira de; Oliveira, Gustavo Alves de; Sarmenghi Filho, Deolindo; Kalil, Mitre

    2011-01-01

    Petit's lumbar hernia is an uncommon defect of the posterior abdominal wall that represents less than 1% of all abdominal wall hernias. It is more often unilateral and founded in young females, rarely containing a real herniated sac. There are two different approaches to repair: laparoscopy and open surgery. The goal of this article is to report one case of spontaneous bilateral lumbar Petit's hernia treated with open surgery.

  6. Primary lumbar hernia: A rarely encountered hernia

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    Sundaramurthy, Sharada; Suresh, H B; Anirudh, A.V.; Prakash Rozario, Anthony

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Lumbar hernia is an uncommon abdominal wall hernia, making its diagnosis and management a challenge to the treating surgeon. Presentation may be misleading and diagnosis often missed. An imaging study forms an indispensable aid in the diagnosis and surgery is the only treatment option. Presentation of case: A 42 year old male presented with history of pain in lower back of 4 years duration and was being treated symptomatically over 4 years with analgesics and physiotherapy. H...

  7. European Hernia Society classification of parastomal hernias.

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    Śmietański, M; Szczepkowski, M; Alexandre, J A; Berger, D; Bury, K; Conze, J; Hansson, B; Janes, A; Miserez, M; Mandala, V; Montgomery, A; Morales Conde, S; Muysoms, F

    2014-02-01

    A classification of parastomal hernias (PH) is needed to compare different populations described in various trials and cohort studies, complete the previous inguinal and ventral hernia classifications of the European Hernia Society (EHS) and will be integrated into the EuraHS database (European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias). Several members of the EHS board and invited experts gathered for 2 days to discuss the development of an EHS classification of PH. The discussions were based on a literature review and critical appraisal of existing classifications. The classification proposal is based on the PH defect size (small is ≤5 cm) and the presence of a concomitant incisional hernia (cIH). Four types were defined: Type I, small PH without cIH; Type II, small PH with cIH; Type III, large PH without cIH; and Type IV, large PH with cIH. In addition, the classification grid includes details about whether the hernia recurs after a previous PH repair or whether it is a primary PH. Clinical validation is needed in the future to assess if the classification allows us to differentiate the treatment strategy and if the classification impacts outcome in these different subgroups. A classification of PH divided into subgroups according to size and cIH was formulated with the aim of improving the ability to compare different studies and their results.

  8. Perforated Gastric Gangrene without Pneumothorax in an Adult Bochdalek Hernia due to Volvulus.

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    Manipadam, John Mathew; Sebastian, George Mathew; Ambady, Venugopal; Hariharan, Ramesh

    2016-04-01

    Bochdalek hernia is the most frequent congenital diaphragmatic hernia which occurs due to a defect in the posterior attachment of the diaphragm when there is a failure of closure of the pleuroperitoneal membrane in utero. It rarely presents for the first time in adults. We report one such case of a 23-year-old male patient who presented with an acute abdomen. Chest X-ray showed air under diaphragm and he was taken up for an emergency laparotomy. Intraoperatively an organoaxial volvulus of the stomach was found in a bochdaleks hernia with a focal gangrene of the stomach fundus with perforation and peritonitis. However, there was no breach of pleural cavity. A sleeve resection of the gangrenous portion of the stomach was performed and the diaphragmatic defect was repaired. Patient made an uneventful postoperative recovery. Gastric gangrene with perforation as a manifestation of the adult bochdalek hernia is indeed rare. A concomitant pneumothorax occurs along with this condition which requires an intercostal drainage tube prior to the laparotomy. We report this case for its unique presentation without pneumothorax.

  9. Laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia with intrathoracic kidney in a 2-year-old child.

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    Kawashima, Shoko; Urushihara, Naoto; Fukumoto, Koji

    2014-08-01

    Intrathoracic kidney with Bochdalek hernia is a very rare congenital anomaly. Some case reports have discussed repair by laparotomy or thoracotomy. We report a case in a child performed using a laparoscopic approach. A 2-year-old boy arrived at our hospital with gastric volvulus caused by a left-sided Bochdalek hernia. CT also showed a left-sided intrathoracic kidney. After conservative therapy for the volvulus, laparoscopic repair of the diaphragmatic hernia was performed. The key problem during the operation was the presence of the intrathoracic kidney. If direct closure of the hernia had been performed without the intrathoracic kidney having been relocated to the abdomen, a complete closure would have been impossible because of the renal vessels. After the intrathoracic kidney was relocated to the abdomen, the diaphragmatic defect was closed. The boy has been doing well without complications for 5 years, and CT reveals that the left-sided kidney is almost normally positioned. © 2014 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  10. Hernia discal cervical

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    Bachmann, J

    2009-01-01

    A patient suffering from a cervical disc hernia causing cervicobrachial syndrome, received a consecutive integrated therapy with acupuncture, oral and inflitrative medication, manual therapy, and TENS...

  11. Adult abdominal hernias.

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    Murphy, Kevin P

    2014-06-01

    Educational Objectives and Key Points. 1. Given that abdominal hernias are a frequent imaging finding, radiologists not only are required to interpret the appearances of abdominal hernias but also should be comfortable with identifying associated complications and postrepair findings. 2. CT is the imaging modality of choice for the assessment of a known adult abdominal hernia in both elective and acute circumstances because of rapid acquisition, capability of multiplanar reconstruction, good spatial resolution, and anatomic depiction with excellent sensitivity for most complications. 3. Ultrasound is useful for adult groin assessment and is the imaging modality of choice for pediatric abdominal wall hernia assessment, whereas MRI is beneficial when there is reasonable concern that a patient\\'s symptoms could be attributable to a hernia or a musculoskeletal source. 4. Fluoroscopic herniography is a sensitive radiologic investigation for patients with groin pain in whom a hernia is suspected but in whom a hernia cannot be identified at physical examination. 5. The diagnosis of an internal hernia not only is a challenging clinical diagnosis but also can be difficult to diagnose with imaging: Closed-loop small-bowel obstruction and abnormally located bowel loops relative to normally located small bowel or colon should prompt assessment for an internal hernia.

  12. Adult Bochdalek hernia simulating left pleural effusion: a review and a case report.

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    Novakov, Ivan P; Paskalev, Georgi

    2010-01-01

    The authors present a rare case of congenital diaphragmatic Bochdalek hernia in an adult stimulating left pleural effusion. The diagnosis of left pleural effusion was made on the basis of conventional chest X-ray and ultrasonography. The definitive diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by left video-assisted thoracoscopy. The patient was successfully treated operatively by conventional surgery--a combination of left thoracotomy and median laparotomy. The reported case supported the view that Bochdalek hernia in adults presents usually with atypical chronic abdominal and respiratory symptoms. Surgical treatment should best be performed, according to the authors, by competent surgeons with good command of both the thoracic and abdominal approaches to the diaphragm.

  13. Congenital right bochdalek hernia presenting as emergency in old age: a case report.

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    Shenoy K, Rajgopal; Johri, Goonj

    2013-06-01

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDHs) are known to present even after the neonatal period. Posterolateral Bochdalek hernias account for the majority of cases. About 85 % tend to occur on the left side, while the right side accounts for roughly 13 % of the cases. We present a case of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an elderly man who was asymptomatic for 60 years of life. The patient presented with vague right upper abdominal discomfort, and ultrasound abdomen revealed herniation of the small bowel into right hemithorax, showing sluggish peristalsis, raising a suspicion of impaired vascularity. He subsequently underwent contrast CT, which confirmed herniation of small bowel loops into right thorax with normal vascularity but dilatation of bowel loops and a possibility of closed-loop obstruction. He was taken up for emergency surgery. The patient had uneventful recovery.

  14. Right-sided Bochdalek hernia obstructing in an adult: case report and review of the literature.

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    Rout, S; Foo, F J; Hayden, J D; Guthrie, A; Smith, Andrew M

    2007-08-01

    Bochdalek hernias on the right side of the diaphragm are very rarely diagnosed in adults. We review a case of a 35-year-old female who presented acutely with intestinal obstruction. Plain and cross-sectional imaging identified a large right-sided Bochdalek hernia, containing colon, causing a mechanical obstruction and, surprisingly, concurrent appendicitis. The patient underwent an emergency laparotomy. At surgery the colon was reduced and was viable. The diaphragmatic defect was repaired using non-absorbable sutures and an appendicectomy was then performed for purulent appendicitis. She made an uneventful recovery and remains well at 9-month follow-up. We discuss what we believe to be the first reported case of an obstructed right-sided Bochdalek's hernia associated with appendicitis in an adult and review the published literature on this rare condition.

  15. A case of Bochdalek hernia in adult misdiagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis

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    Pradosh Kumar Sarangi

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Bochdalek hernias are congenital defects resulting from the failure of posterolateral diaphragmatic foramina to fuse in utero. Usually it manifests in the neonatal period and occasionally in childhood. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernias in adults are infrequent and may lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction or severe pulmonary disease. Patients are initially investigated and treated for other diseases, therefore diagnosis is purely incidental. Herein, we are reporting a case of symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in an 18-year-old female misdiagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis and treated accordingly, but with no improvement. This case illustrates importance of high index of clinical suspicion and role of computed tomography in avoiding misdiagnosis and occurrence of serious complication if not treated early. [J Med Allied Sci 2017; 7(1.000: 59-63

  16. LAPAROSCOPIC GASTROPEXY FOR CORRECTION OF A HIATAL HERNIA IN A NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL (MIROUNGA ANGUSTIROSTRIS).

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    Greene, Rebecca; Van Bonn, William G; Dennison, Sophie E; Greig, Denise J; Gulland, Frances M D

    2015-06-01

    A female northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) weaned pup presented with malnutrition. During rehabilitation, the seal developed regurgitation and reduced lung sounds on auscultation. Radiographs and endoscopy performed under sedation suggested a diaphragmatic hernia. A Type I (or sliding) hiatal hernia was confirmed with a positive contrast upper gastrointestinal study, revealing varying degrees of herniation of the gastric fundus through the diaphragm into the caudal thorax as well as esophageal reflux. The animal was treated preoperatively with an H2 antagonist and antinausea medication. A laparoscopic gastropexy was performed under general anesthesia. The animal recovered well postoperatively and resolution of clinical signs was achieved. The animal was released back into the wild 21 kg above admit weight. To our knowledge, we report here the first surgical correction of a hiatal hernia in a marine mammal.

  17. Hiatal hernia recurrence following magnetic sphincter augmentation and posterior cruroplasty: intermediate-term outcomes.

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    Rona, Kais A; Tatum, James M; Zehetner, Joerg; Schwameis, Katrin; Chow, Carol; Samakar, Kamran; Dobrowolsky, Adrian; Houghton, Caitlin C; Bildzukewicz, Nikolai; Lipham, John C

    2018-01-16

    We have previously reported short-term outcomes after hiatal hernia repair (HHR) at the time of magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Here we report intermediate-term outcomes and hernia recurrence rate after concomitant MSA and HHR. This is a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent repair of a hiatal hernia 3 cm or larger at the time of MSA implantation between May 2009 and December 2015. The primary endpoint was hiatal hernia recurrence identified by routine postoperative videoesophagography or endoscopy. Recurrence was defined by a 2 cm or greater upward displacement of the stomach through the diaphragmatic esophageal hiatus. Secondary endpoints included cessation of proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), persistent dysphagia requiring intervention, and GERD health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) scores 1 year from surgery. During the study period, 47 of 53 (89%) patients underwent concomitant MSA with HHR and complied with surveillance. Hiatal hernias ranged from 3 to 7 cm (mean 4 ± 1). Mean clinical follow-up time was 19 months (range 1-39). GERD-HRQL score decreased from 20.3 to 3.1 (p hiatal hernias were identified on surveillance imaging for a recurrence rate of 4.3% at a mean 18 (± 10) months after initial operation. Persistent dysphagia occurred in 13% (6/47) over the first year, which resolved after a single balloon dilation in 67% (4/6). Two patients elected for device removal due to dilation-refractory dysphagia and persistent reflux symptoms. Concomitant magnetic sphincter augmentation and hiatal hernia repair in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and a moderate-sized hiatal hernia demonstrates durable subjective reflux control and an acceptable hiatal hernia recurrence rate at 1- to 2-year follow-up.

  18. Inguinal Hernia Surgery: a patient centered approach

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    2014-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ The introduction of surgical mesh to create a tension free repair in inguinal hernia surgery in the 1990s, was quickly implemented worldwide, because recurrence rates dropped dramatically. Debate on the best surgical approach for this tension-free mesh repair is

  19. Hernia surgery, South Africa 2015

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    Abdominal hernia repair is one of the most common operations in general surgery. Abdominal wall hernias include inguinal, incisional, ventral and femoral hernias. The repair rate ranges from 10 per. 100 000 population in the UK to 28 per 100 000 in the US.[1,2] More than one million hernia repairs are performed.

  20. Laparoscopic treatment of type III and IV hiatal hernia – authors’ experience

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    Grzesiak-Kuik, Agata; Pędziwiatr, Michał; Budzyński, Andrzej

    2014-01-01

    Introduction There are four types of hiatal hernias, and diagnosis is established on the basis of gastroscopy in the majority of cases. Type III represents a mixed type in which the abdominal esophagus as well as the gastric cardia and fundus protrude into the thorax through the pathologically widened esophageal hiatus. Type IV, the so-called upside down stomach, can be considered an evolutionary form of type III, and refers to herniation of nearly the whole stomach (except for the cardia and pylorus) into the thorax. Types III and IV of hiatal hernias represent a group of rare diaphragmatic defects; thus, most centers do not possess considerable experience in their treatment. Frequently, laparoscopic treatment is implemented, although, according to some authors, conversion to laparotomy, thoracotomy, or thoracolaparotomy is necessary in selected cases. Aim To analyze the outcomes of laparoscopic treatment of the largest hiatal hernias, i.e. type III and IV hernias. Material and methods A total of 25 patients diagnosed with type III and IV hiatal hernia were included in further analysis. Results As many as 19 out of 25 patients (76%) assessed the outcome of the surgery as evidently positive and reported marked improvement in the quality of life. Conclusions The laparoscopic technique constitutes an excellent and safe method of repair of even the most complex defects in the esophageal hiatus. Therefore, the minimally invasive technique combined with an anti-reflux procedure should be the method of choice in patients with type III and IV hernia. PMID:25097681

  1. Synchronous femoral hernias diagnosed during endoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

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    Putnis, Soni; Wong, April; Berney, Christophe

    2011-12-01

    During totally extraperitoneal (TEP) endoscopic repair of inguinal hernias, it is possible to see the internal opening of the femoral canal. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of synchronous femoral hernias found in patients undergoing TEP endoscopic inguinal hernia repair. This was a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 362 consecutive patients who underwent 484 TEP endoscopic inguinal hernia repairs during a 5-year period, May 2005 to May 2010. During surgery, both inguinal and femoral canal orifices were routinely inspected. The presence of unilateral or bilateral inguinal and femoral hernias was recorded and repaired accordingly. There were a total of 362 patients. More males (343, 95%) underwent a TEP hernia repair than females (19, 5%). There were more cases of unilateral (240/362, 66%) than bilateral (122/362, 34%) inguinal hernias. A total of 18 cases of synchronous femoral hernias were found during operation. There was a higher incidence of femoral hernia in females (7/19, 37%) compared to males (11/343, 3%) (P hernias were clinically detectable preoperatively. Females undergoing elective inguinal hernia repair are more likely to have a synchronous femoral hernia than males. We suggest that all women presenting with an inguinal hernia also have a formal assessment of the femoral canal. TEP endoscopic inguinal hernia repair is an ideal approach as both inguinal and femoral orifices can be assessed and hernias repaired simultaneously during surgery.

  2. Acute incarcerated external abdominal hernia

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    Yang, Xue-Fei; Liu, Jia-Lin

    2014-01-01

    External abdominal hernia occurs when abdominal organs or tissues leave their normal anatomic site and protrude outside the skin through the congenital or acquired weakness, defects or holes on the abdominal wall, including inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, femoral hernia and so on. Acute incarcerated hernia is a common surgical emergency. With advances in minimally invasive devices and techniques, the diagnosis and treatment have witnessed major changes, such as the use of laparoscopic surg...

  3. Diaphragmatic Peritonectomy versus Full Thickness Diaphragmatic Resection and Pleurectomy during Cytoreduction in Patients with Ovarian Cancer

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Compare the surgical morbidity of diaphragmatic peritonectomy versus full thickness diaphragmatic resection with pleurectomy at radical debulking. Design. Prospective cohort study at the Oxford University Hospital. Methods. All debulking with diaphragmatic peritonectomy and/or full thickness resection with pleurectomy in the period from April 2009 to March 2012 were part of the study. Analysis is focused on the intra- and postoperative morbidity. Results. 42 patients were eligible for the study, 21 underwent diaphragmatic peritonectomy (DP, group 1 and 21 diaphragmatic full thickness resection (DR, group 2. Forty patients out of 42 (93% had complete tumour resection with no residual disease. Histology confirmed the presence of cancer in diaphragmatic peritoneum of 19 patients out of 21 in group 1 and all 21 patients of group 2. Overall complications rate was 19% in group 1 versus 33% in group 2. Pleural effusion rate was 9.5% versus 14.5% and pneumothorax rate was 14.5% only in group 2. Two patients in each group required postoperative chest drains (9.5%. Conclusions. Diaphragmatic surgery is an effective methods to treat carcinomatosis of the diaphragm. Patients in the pleurectomy group experienced pneumothorax and a higher rate of pleural effusion, but none had long-term morbidity or additional surgical interventions.

  4. Intraoperative presentation of Bochdalek’s hernia in an adult during robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy: An uncommon situation and literature review

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    Luca Cindolo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Bochdalek's diaphragmatic hernia (BDH is a congenital defect of the diaphragm that usually present during the neonatal period and rarely remain silent until adulthood. We present a 45-year-old-female case with diagnosis of double left kidney tumor prepared for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RPN. During the preoperative procedure she had a reduction of inspiratory volumes and increased pulmonary pressures: the robotic camera revealed the incidental presence of the left diaphragmatic defect. We report a simultaneous nephron sparing surgery (NSS and left posterolateral BDH correction done by the da Vinci Surgical Robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA.

  5. Handlebar Hernia: A Rare Type of Abdominal Wall Hernia

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    Rooh-Allah Yegane

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic abdominal wall hernias are a type of acquired hernia secondary to blunt trauma Caused, by direct trauma from handlebar like objects. This rare hernia is named ‘Handlebar hernia'. We report a case of such hernia without any significant intra-abdominal injury. The abdominal wall defect was repaired in layers by Jones technique. Postoperative course was uneventful. The authors recommend clinical suspicion for traumatic hernia in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injury. Definitive treatment includes surgical exploration with primary repair of all tissue layers of the abdominal wall.

  6. Handlebar Hernia: A Rare Type of Abdominal Wall Hernia

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    Rooh-Allah Yegane

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available "nTraumatic abdominal wall hernias are a type of acquired hernia secondary to blunt trauma Caused, by direct trauma from handlebar like objects. This rare hernia is named ‘Handlebar hernia'. We report a case of such hernia without any significant intra-abdominal injury. The abdominal wall defect was repaired in layers by Jones technique. Postoperative course was uneventful. The authors recommend clinical suspicion for traumatic hernia in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injury. Definitive treatment includes surgical exploration with primary repair of all tissue layers of the abdominal wall.

  7. Ipsilateral occult hernias during endoscopic groin hernia repair

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    Jain Mayank

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Endoscopic repair of groin hernias allows the surgeon to have a complete view of the groin and pelvis to diagnose occult hernias both ipsilaterally and contralaterally. These occult hernias can then be treated simultaneously and may reduce the incidence of recurrence and persistent symptoms. The authors present four unusual cases where occult hernias were found ipsilaterally during an endoscopic repair. All these occult hernias were treated along with the clinically diagnosed hernia at the same surgery with excellent results and no post-operative morbidity.

  8. Athletic pubalgia (sports hernia).

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    Litwin, Demetrius E M; Sneider, Erica B; McEnaney, Patrick M; Busconi, Brian D

    2011-04-01

    Athletic pubalgia or sports hernia is a syndrome of chronic lower abdomen and groin pain that may occur in athletes and nonathletes. Because the differential diagnosis of chronic lower abdomen and groin pain is so broad, only a small number of patients with chronic lower abdomen and groin pain fulfill the diagnostic criteria of athletic pubalgia (sports hernia). The literature published to date regarding the cause, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of sports hernias is confusing. This article summarizes the current information and our present approach to this chronic lower abdomen and groin pain syndrome. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Bilateral Morgagni Hernia: Primary Repair without a Mesh

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available We present a case of bilateral Morgagni hernia in a 68-year-old male with an intermittent history of progressive onset of breath shortness and occasional cardiac arrhythmias. Diagnosis was made by clinical examination and the findings in a plain chest radiograph and was confirmed by computed tomography scan. The patient was operated electively and subjected to a transabdominal approach. A bilateral subcostal incision revealed a large right side anterior diaphragmatic defect with a hernia containing the ascending colon, the majority of the transverse colon and a huge amount of omentum. Also a second smaller defect was found on the left side with no hernia inside. After large bowel and omentum had been taken down to the peritoneal cavity, both defects were primarily closed using interrupted nylon sutures without the use of a mesh. The patient recovered very well, had an uneventful postoperative course and was released on the 5th postoperative day. 15-month follow-up failed to reveal any signs of recurrence.

  10. Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic repair of complicated Bochdalek hernia in adult.

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    Esmer, D; Alvarez-Tostado, J; Alfaro, A; Carmona, R; Salas, M

    2008-06-01

    Bochdalek's hernia is a congenital defect of the diaphragm that occurs predominantly in children. Perforation or necrosis of the involved organ is a feared complication and surgical repair constitutes the gold standard of treatment. We present a case of a 42-year-old female patient who presented with a 3-month history of left-upper-quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, tachycardia, and early postprandial vomit. Physical exploration was remarkable for audible peristalsis in the left hemithorax. Total white blood count was elevated and chest X-rays showed images of intestines in the left hemithorax. Tomography with double contrast reported left colon herniated to thorax. Left thoracoscopy was practised, finding a Bochdalek's hernia with presence of herniated descendent colon with a necrotic area, which was perforated and sealed. The herniated content was returned back in place, the diaphragmatic defect was corrected, and colostomy by laparoscopy was simultaneously performed. Her postoperative recovery was uneventful and she was discharged from the hospital. Combined thoracoscopy and laparoscopic surgery is effective in complicated cases of Bochdalek's hernia in adults, lessening surgical trauma and postsurgical morbidity.

  11. Morgagni hernia: A rare case report and review of literature

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    Manoj Kumar Pattnaik

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Morgagni hernias (MHs are rare and constitute about 2% of all diaphragmatic hernias. Although uncommon, it has potential for considerable morbidity if the diagnosis is missed. An elderly woman with known history of chronic asthma and constipation presented to us with vague right-sided chest pain. General physical examination was unremarkable and coincidentally diagnosed to have diabetes mellitus. Chest roentgenogram posteroanterior view revealed a right paracardiac opacity and right lateral view showed the opacity in the peridiaphragmatic area of anterior mediastinum. Computed tomographic scan of the chest and abdomen revealed a right-sided MH containing omental fat. Standard right posterolateral thoracotomy was done, and there was a rent at the medial end of the xiphoid process with hernia sac containing the omentum, which was compressing adjacent lungs and heart. The sac was opened; redundant omentum was resected, and rent closed with intercostal muscle with prolene. MH being rare must be addressed with appropriate investigation to prevent unnecessary morbidity and mortality.

  12. Diaphragmatic herniation following donor hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation: a serious complication not given due recognition.

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    Lochan, Rajiv; Saif, Rehan; Ganjoo, Naveen; Sakpal, Mallikarjun; Panackal, Charles; Raja, Kaiser; Reddy, Jayanth; Asthana, Sonal; Jacob, Mathew

    2017-11-01

    A clear appreciation of benefits and risks associated with living donor hepatectomy is important to facilitate counselling for the donor, family, and recipient in preparation for living donor liver transplant (LDLT). We report a life-threatening complication occurring in one of our live liver donors at 12 weeks following hemi-liver donation. We experienced five donor complications among our first 50 LDLT: Clavien Grade 1, n=1; Clavien grade 2, n=3; and Clavien grade 3B, n=1. The one with Clavien grade 3B had a life-threatening diaphragmatic hernia occurring 12 weeks following hepatectomy. This was promptly recognized and emergency surgery was performed. The donor is well at 1-year follow-up. Here we provide a review of reported instances of diaphragmatic hernia following donor hepatectomy with an attempt to elucidate the pathophysiology behind such occurrence. Life-threatening donor risk needs to be balanced with recipient benefit and risk on a tripartite basis during the counselling process for LDLT. With increasing use of LDLT, we need to be aware of such life-threatening complication. Preventive measures in this regard and counselling for such complication should be incorporated into routine work-up for potential live liver donor.

  13. Traumatic lumbar hernia

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    Mayank Jayant Robin Kaushik

    2012-01-01

    ... missed.METHODS:Despite being operated for fracture of the femur after a road traffic accident,a50-year-old female patient remained undiagnosed with a right sided traumatic lumbar hernia for nearly six months...

  14. Groin hernia subtypes are associated in patients with bilateral hernias

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    Burcharth, Jakob; Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: To investigate the relation between groin hernia subtypes in patients operated for bilateral hernias. METHODS: With data from the Danish Hernia Database, we identified all patients operated for primary groin hernias from 1998 to 2012. Within this cohort all patients that were...... bilaterally operated were analyzed. Risk factors for bilateral groin hernia operation as well as the relationship between groin hernia subtypes bilaterally, were analyzed using multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis and Kappa statistics. RESULTS: A total of 108, 775 persons with primary groin hernia...... repair (89.9% males) were registered, and of those were 12,041 persons operated bilaterally (94.9% males). Females and males operated for a unilaterally direct inguinal hernia (DIH) had increased Hazard Ratios (HR) of 3.85 (CI 95% 2.14-6.19) and 4.46 (CI 95% 2.57-7.88) of being contralaterally operated...

  15. Association of HOXA10, ZFPM2, and MMP2 genes with scrotal hernias evaluated via biological candidate gene analyses in pigs.

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    Zhao, Xia; Du, Zhi-Qiang; Vukasinovic, Natascha; Rodriguez, Fernanda; Clutter, Archie C; Rothschild, Max F

    2009-08-01

    To evaluate the associations between 14 biological candidate genes and scrotal hernias in pigs. 1,534 Pietrain-based pigs, including 692 individuals from 298 pig families and 842 male pigs without family information. Pigs were classified as affected or unaffected for scrotal hernias. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of candidate genes were analyzed via PCR assays and genotyped. Statistical analyses were performed on the family-trio and the case-control data. 2 genes involved in collagen metabolism (homeobox A10 [HOXA10] and matrix metalloproteinases 2 [MMP2]) and 1 gene encoding zinc finger protein multitype 2 (ZFPM2, important in the development of diaphragmatic hernia) were significantly associated with hernias. Pigs with these genotypes had high odds of developing scrotal hernias in the case and control groups (2 ZFPM2 variants: odds ratio, 4.3 [95% confidence interval, 2.78 to 6.64] and 4.45[95%confidenceinterval,2.88to6.88]). Anothergene, collagentypeII A 1(COL2A1),was potentially involved in hernia development. HOXA10, ZFPM2, MMP2, and COL2A1 could have important roles in pig hernia development and potentially be useful for marker-assisted selection in the pig industry. Pigs are used for the study of many human diseases because of their physiologic similarities. Genes associated with scrotal hernias in this study may be directly used in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying this defect in humans.

  16. Prognostic indicators for perioperative survival after diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy in cats and dogs: 96 cases (2001-2013).

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    Legallet, Claire; Thieman Mankin, Kelley; Selmic, Laura E

    2017-01-07

    To determine associations between perioperative mortality after surgery for traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, medical records of 17 cats and 79 dogs that underwent diaphragmatic herniorrhaphy were reviewed. The combined perioperative survival rate was 81.3% (88.2% in cats and 79.8% in dogs). Data from acute and chronic cases was assessed separately. Of the acute cases (12 cats and 48 dogs), 10 cats (83.3%) and 38 dogs (79.2%) survived to discharge. Of the chronic cases (5 cats and 31 dogs), 5 cats (100%) and 25 dogs (80.6%) survived to discharge. The time between trauma and surgery, trauma and admission, and admission and surgery were not associated with survival. For cats and dogs, increased duration of anesthesia and surgical procedure were associated with increased mortality (P = 0.0013 and 0.004, respectively). Animals with concurrent soft tissue injuries had a 4.3 times greater odds of mortality than those without soft tissue injury (P = 0.01). Animals with concurrent soft tissue and orthopedic injuries had a 7.3 times greater odds of mortality than those without soft tissue and orthopedic injuries (P = 0.004). Animals that were oxygen dependent had a 5.0 times greater odds of mortality than those that were not (P = 0.02). No other variables were significantly associated with survival. For cats and dogs that underwent surgery for traumatic diaphragmatic hernia, increased anesthetic duration, increased duration of surgical procedure, concurrent soft tissue injuries, concurrent soft tissue and orthopedic injuries, and perioperative oxygen dependence were associated with increased mortality.

  17. Ruptura traumática do diafragma: aspectos na tomografia computadorizada Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture: computed tomography findings

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    Alessandro Severo Alves de Melo

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available A ruptura traumática do diafragma é uma condição incomum, porém cada vez mais freqüentemente diagnosticada pela tomografia computadorizada, especialmente pela técnica helicoidal associada às reconstruções multiplanares, possibilitando a adoção de conduta terapêutica cirúrgica rápida e eficiente. Os autores estudaram seis pacientes com ruptura traumática do diafragma submetidos a tomografia computadorizada, que demonstrou herniação de estruturas abdominais para o interior do tórax através de área de ruptura na hemicúpula frênica esquerda em quatro casos; os outros dois pacientes foram submetidos a procedimento cirúrgico por trauma abdominal associado, que demonstrou lesões diafragmáticas, sem evidência de herniação na tomografia computadorizada.Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is an uncommon condition that has been diagnosed more frequently with the aid of computed tomography, particularly when using helical technique in association with multiplanar reconstructions. This technique allows adoption of an efficient and quick surgical therapeutic approach. The authors studied six patients with traumatic diaphragmatic rupture that were submitted to computed tomography. In four of the patients there was herniation of intraabdominal viscera through a site of rupture in the left diaphragm. The two other patients underwent surgery due to abdominal injuries, which revealed diaphragmatic lesions but no herniation of intraabdominal viscera.

  18. Caecal perforation with faecal peritonitis – unusual presentation of Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report and review of literature

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    Ramakrishnan TS

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The improper fusion of the postero-lateral foramen of the diaphragm was first described by Bochdalek in 1848. The incidence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia varies from1:2000 to 1:5000 live births and Bochdalek hernias (BH account for 75 to 85% of these. Although it is a well-known entity in neonates, it is occasionally discovered incidentally in adult patients. Until now, a total of around 100 cases of occult asymptomatic Bochdalek hernia have been reported. The symptomatic cases are encountered more rarely. Colon necrosis among the symptomatic cases was reported in some reports. We discuss the present case since we believe it to be, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of a Bochdalek hernia in an adult presenting with caecal perforation and faecal peritonitis and review the published literature about this rare condition.

  19. Caecal perforation with faecal peritonitis – unusual presentation of Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report and review of literature

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    Kumar, Ameet; Maheshwari, Vikas; Ramakrishnan, TS; Sahu, Samaresh

    2009-01-01

    The improper fusion of the postero-lateral foramen of the diaphragm was first described by Bochdalek in 1848. The incidence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia varies from1:2000 to 1:5000 live births and Bochdalek hernias (BH) account for 75 to 85% of these. Although it is a well-known entity in neonates, it is occasionally discovered incidentally in adult patients. Until now, a total of around 100 cases of occult asymptomatic Bochdalek hernia have been reported. The symptomatic cases are encountered more rarely. Colon necrosis among the symptomatic cases was reported in some reports. We discuss the present case since we believe it to be, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of a Bochdalek hernia in an adult presenting with caecal perforation and faecal peritonitis and review the published literature about this rare condition. PMID:19416547

  20. Hernia diafragmática traumática multivisceral: A propósito de 1 caso

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    Armando Leal Mursulí

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available La hernia diafragmática constituye un problema infrecuente para el cirujano de trauma, y se necesita un alto índice de sospecha para su diagnóstico, especialmente en los casos de trauma cerrado. Se presenta un paciente operado por esta afección, luego de sufrir trauma cerrado torácico izquierdo, al que se le halla hernia diafragmática multivisceral, formada por colon transverso, bazo y epiplón mayor. Se hace referencia a los principales medios para llegar al diagnóstico, así como a los principios fundamentales para la reparación de estas lesionesDiaphragmatic hernia is an uncommon problem for the trauma surgeon and it is necessary a high index of suspicion for its diagnosis, specially in those cases of closed trauma. A patient operated on of multivisceral diaphragmatic hernia composed of transverse colon, spleen and greater omentum, after suffering from closed left thoracic trauma is presented. Reference is made to the main aids used to determine the diagnosis and to the fundamental principles considered to repair these lesions

  1. Clinical Significance of Hiatal Hernia

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    Hyun, Jong Jin; Bak, Young-Tae

    2011-01-01

    The relationship between hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been greatly debated over the past decades, with the importance of hiatal hernias first being overemphasized and then later being nearly neglected...

  2. Prevalence of late-onset pompe disease in Portuguese patients with diaphragmatic paralysis - DIPPER study.

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    Guimarães, M J; Winck, J C; Conde, B; Mineiro, A; Raposo, M; Moita, J; Marinho, A; Silva, J M; Pires, N; André, S; Loureiro, C

    Pompe disease is a rare autosomal recessive neuromuscular disorder caused by acid α-glucosidase enzyme (GAA) deficiency and divided into two distinct variants, infantile- and late-onset. The late-onset variant is characterized by a spectrum of phenotypic variation that may range from asymptomatic, to reduced muscle strength and/or diaphragmatic paralysis. Since muscle strength loss is characteristic of several different conditions, which may also cause diaphragmatic paralysis, a protocol was created to search for the diagnosis of Pompe disease and exclude other possible causes. We collected a sample size of 18 patients (10 females, 8 males) with a median age of 60 years and diagnosis of diaphragmatic paralysis of unknown etiology, followed in the Pulmonology outpatient consultation of 9 centers in Portugal, over a 24-month study period. We evaluated data from patient's clinical and demographic characteristics as well as complementary diagnostic tests including blood tests, imaging, neurophysiologic and respiratory function evaluation. All patients were evaluated for GAA activity with DBS (dried blood test) or serum quantification and positive results confirmed by serum quantification and sequencing. Three patients were diagnosed with Pompe's disease and recommended for enzyme replacement therapy. The prevalence of Pompe, a rare disease, in our diaphragmatic paralysis patient sample was 16.8%. We conclude that DBS test for GAA activity should be recommended for all patients with diaphragmatic paralysis which, despite looking at all the most common causes, remains of unknown etiology; this would improve both the timing and accuracy of diagnosis for Pompe disease in this patient population. Accurate diagnosis will lead to improved care for this rare, progressively debilitating but treatable neuromuscular disease. Copyright © 2017 Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  3. Unusual Presentation of Maydl's Hernia

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    Maydl's hernia is an uncommon presentation of inguinal hernia whereby predominantly right sided afferent and efferent loops of bowel herniate into the sac with an intervening intra-abdominal loop of bowel that is prone to strangulation. This could be missed if hernia repair is performed with inguinal approach only.

  4. Laparoscopic hernia repair--when is a hernia not a hernia?

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    Bunting, David; Szczebiot, Lukasz; Cota, Alwyn

    2013-01-01

    A wide range of diagnoses can present as inguinal hernia. Laparoscopic techniques are being increasingly used in the repair of inguinal hernias and offer the potential benefit of identifying additional pathology...

  5. [Pleural hernia of an esophageal graft--late postoperative complication].

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    Grabowski, K; Lewandowski, A; Moroń, K; Strutyńska-Karpińska, M; Błaszczuk, J; Machała, R

    1997-01-01

    Pleural hernia of the oesophageal substitute from pedicled intestinal segment is one of the late postoperative complications. 13 cases of patients with oesophagus reconstructed because of lye ingestion stenosis are presented. Problems concerning diagnosis and treatment of pleural hernia are analysed. Eight patients with minor symptoms were treated conservatively. Five patients were operated, two of them from acute necrosis of the substitute. Necrosis was caused by incarceration of the bowel and torsion of the mesentery. Elective operative treatment consisted of reduction of hernia sac contents, closing of the hernia orifice, chest drainage and temporary gastronomy. In patient operated as an emergency cases necrotic part of substitute was removed. This resulted in oesophageal exclusion in the neck, creating gastronomy. Chest drainage was also performed.

  6. Diaphragmatic laceration, partial liver herniation and catamenial pneumothorax.

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    Bobbio, Antonio; Carbognani, Paolo; Ampollini, Luca; Rusca, Michele

    2007-06-01

    Catamenial pneumothorax is a recurrent pneumothorax temporally associated with menstruation. Pathogenesis remains debated however pleural endometriosis or diaphragmatic abnormalities are almost always present. We report the case of a 35-year-old woman with recurrent right catamenial pneumothorax. At thoracoscopy a large laceration of the diaphragm with partial intrathoracic liver herniation was seen. Treatment involved repair of the diaphragmatic lacerations, and pleurodesis. This report shows that large diaphragmatic defects may be observed in patients with catamenial pneumothorax.

  7. Management of diaphragmatic rupture from blunt trauma.

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    Tan, K K; Yan, Z Y; Vijayan, A; Chiu, M T

    2009-12-01

    Diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture is difficult, and delays could result in a catastrophic outcome. We reviewed our institution's management of patients with diaphragmatic rupture after blunt trauma. All patients in this study were treated at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, from March 2002 to October 2008. Patients with penetrating injuries were excluded. The parameters included age, mechanism of injury, haemodynamic status at admission, Glasgow coma scale (GCS) score, injury severity score (ISS), imaging studies, location of diaphragmatic injuries, associated injuries and outcome. 14 patients with a median age of 38 years formed the study group. Vehicular-related incidents accounted for 71.4 percent of the injuries. The median GCS score on admission was 14 (range 3-15), while the median systolic blood pressure and heart rate were 94 (range 50-164) mmHg and 110 (range 76-140) beats per minute, respectively. The median ISS was 41 (range 14-66). All had chest radiographs performed in the emergency department, six (42.9 percent) had computed tomography performed before surgery, while the remaining eight (57.1 percent) were sent straight to the operating theatre from the emergency department. There were five (35.7 percent) right-sided and nine (64.3 percent) left-sided diaphragmatic ruptures. The mortality rate was 35.7 percent. Some of the associated injuries included eight (57.1 percent) splenic lacerations, five (35.7 percent) haemothorax and lung injuries, four (28.6 percent) bone fractures and three (21.4 percent) liver lacerations. 12 (85.7 percent) patients underwent repair of the diaphragmatic rupture using interrupted polypropylene suture, while the remaining two (14.3 percent) were too haemodynamically unstable to undergo definitive treatment. Advanced age, haemodynamic instability and raised ISS were associated with mortality. An accurate diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in trauma patients is difficult, and a thorough examination of both the

  8. Umbilical hernias and cirrhose.

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    Dokmak, S; Aussilhou, B; Belghiti, J

    2012-10-01

    Umbilical hernia (UH) is the most frequent abdominal wall complication of ascites in cirrhotic patients. Treatment to control ascites, which mainly consists of repeated paracentesis or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), is mandatory; otherwise the risk of hernia recurrence is very high. Nowadays, surgical portosystemic shunts are rarely performed. Classically, hernia repair was offered only to patients with symptomatic UH, but presently, even if the hernia is minimally symptomatic, there is tendency to perform elective repair to avoid emergency surgery for complications associated with very high mortality and morbidity rates (rupture and strangulation). If liver transplantation is indicated, treatment of UH can be performed simultaneously, unless the hernia is highly symptomatic or complicated or if the waiting time on the transplantation list is long. During repair, necrotic skin tissue should be excised; the use of prosthetic material (if the defect is large) is possible with a low risk of infection as long as ascites is sterile. The advantage of laparoscopic repair of large UH is to avoid any skin incision (precluding ascitic fluid leak) and avoid exposing prosthetic mesh to necrotic infected tissue. If the defect is small, UH repair can be performed under local anesthesia. Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  9. Respiratory Insufficiency with Preserved Diaphragmatic Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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    Yamauchi, Rika; Imai, Tomihiro; Tsuda, Emiko; Hozuki, Takayoshi; Yamamoto, Daisuke; Shimohama, Shun

    2014-01-01

    Objective We performed a longitudinal study to elucidate the correlation between respiratory insufficiency and respiratory biomarkers, including diaphragmatic compound muscle action potential (DCMAP...

  10. Acute incarcerated external abdominal hernia.

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    Yang, Xue-Fei; Liu, Jia-Lin

    2014-11-01

    External abdominal hernia occurs when abdominal organs or tissues leave their normal anatomic site and protrude outside the skin through the congenital or acquired weakness, defects or holes on the abdominal wall, including inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, femoral hernia and so on. Acute incarcerated hernia is a common surgical emergency. With advances in minimally invasive devices and techniques, the diagnosis and treatment have witnessed major changes, such as the use of laparoscopic surgery in some cases to achieve minimally invasive treatment. However, strict adherence to the indications and contraindications is still required.

  11. Transgastric ventral hernia repair: a controlled study in a live porcine model (with videos).

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    Kantsevoy, Sergey V; Dray, Xavier; Shin, Eun Ji; Buscaglia, Jonathan M; Magno, Priscilla; Assumpcao, Lia; Marohn, Michael R; Redan, Jay; Giday, Samuel A; Schweitzer, Michael A

    2009-01-01

    Ventral hernia repair is currently performed via open surgery or laparoscopic approach. To develop an alternative ventral hernia repair technique. Acute and survival experiments on twelve 50-kg pigs. An endoscope was introduced transgastrically into the peritoneal cavity. An abdominal wall hernia was created through a 5-mm skin incision followed by a 5-cm-long incision of the abdominal wall muscles and aponeurosis. A hernia repair technique was developed in 3 acute experiments. Then animals were randomized into 2 groups. In the experimental group (5 animals) Gore-Tex mesh was transgastrically attached to the abdominal wall, repairing the previously created abdominal wall hernia. In the control group (4 animals), the hernia was not repaired. In both groups, the endoscope was then withdrawn into the stomach, and the gastric wall incision was closed with T-bars. The animals survived for 2 weeks and were then euthanized. The presence of ventral hernia on necropsy. In the control group, the ventral hernia was present on necropsy in all animals. In the experimental group, the ventral hernia was easily repaired, with no evidence of hernia on necropsy. In the first animal in the experimental group, necropsy revealed infected mesh. After this discovery, we used sterilized cover for mesh delivery and did not find any signs of infection in 4 subsequent study animals. The study was performed in a porcine model. Transgastric ventral hernia repair is feasible, technically easy, and effective. It can become a less invasive alternative to the currently used laparoscopic and surgical ventral hernia repair.

  12. Direct diverticular inguinal hernia

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    Ekberg, O.; Kullenberg, K.

    Nineteen patients with direct diverticular inguinal hernia (DDIH) were examined with herniography and surgically explored. A lump medially in the groin and pain were the prominent clinical manifestations in 18 patients. Physical examination indicated the presence of a DDIH in 6 patients. In 16 patients herniography revealed hernial sacs protruding from the supravesical fossa in 5 and from the medial inguinal fossa in 11. At operation a circumscribed defect was found in the transverse fascia laterally and cranially to the pubic tubercle in all patients. In 16 patients peritoneal hernial sacs were demonstrated at surgery while in 3 only lipomas (fatty hernia) were contained within the defect. In our opinion DDIH is a specific variety of inguinal hernia with a fairly typical clinical presentation and radiographic appearance but probably often overlooked at surgery.

  13. Lung development in congenital diaphragmatic hernia : an experimental study in a rat model of pulmonary hypoplasia and congenital diaphragmatic hernia induced by Nitrofen

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    A.E. Brandsma (Annelies)

    1995-01-01

    textabstractApproximately 3% of human neonates are born with one or multiple congenital malformations (Nadler 1986). The birth of a child with a physical or mental handicap presents considerable problems with which both parents and the child must cope and raises questions about the cause. Despite

  14. Prevalence of late-onset pompe disease in Portuguese patients with diaphragmatic paralysis – DIPPER study

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    M.J. Guimarães

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Pompe disease is a rare autosomal recessive neuromuscular disorder caused by acid α-glucosidase enzyme (GAA deficiency and divided into two distinct variants, infantile- and late-onset. The late-onset variant is characterized by a spectrum of phenotypic variation that may range from asymptomatic, to reduced muscle strength and/or diaphragmatic paralysis. Since muscle strength loss is characteristic of several different conditions, which may also cause diaphragmatic paralysis, a protocol was created to search for the diagnosis of Pompe disease and exclude other possible causes. Methods: We collected a sample size of 18 patients (10 females, 8 males with a median age of 60 years and diagnosis of diaphragmatic paralysis of unknown etiology, followed in the Pulmonology outpatient consultation of 9 centers in Portugal, over a 24-month study period. We evaluated data from patient's clinical and demographic characteristics as well as complementary diagnostic tests including blood tests, imaging, neurophysiologic and respiratory function evaluation. All patients were evaluated for GAA activity with DBS (dried blood test or serum quantification and positive results confirmed by serum quantification and sequencing. Results: Three patients were diagnosed with Pompe's disease and recommended for enzyme replacement therapy. The prevalence of Pompe, a rare disease, in our diaphragmatic paralysis patient sample was 16.8%. Conclusion: We conclude that DBS test for GAA activity should be recommended for all patients with diaphragmatic paralysis which, despite looking at all the most common causes, remains of unknown etiology; this would improve both the timing and accuracy of diagnosis for Pompe disease in this patient population. Accurate diagnosis will lead to improved care for this rare, progressively debilitating but treatable neuromuscular disease. Keywords: Diaphragmatic, Paralysis, Pompe

  15. Clinical Significance of Hiatal Hernia

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    Hyun, Jong Jin

    2011-01-01

    The relationship between hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been greatly debated over the past decades, with the importance of hiatal hernias first being overemphasized and then later being nearly neglected. It is now understood that both the anatomical (hiatal hernia) and the physiological (lower esophageal sphincter) features of the gastroesophageal junction play important, but independent, roles in the pathogenesis of GERD, constituting the widely accepted "two-sphincter hypothesis." The gastroesophageal junction is an anatomically complex area with an inherent antireflux barrier function. However, the gastroesophageal junction becomes incompetent and esophageal acid clearance is compromised in patients with hiatal hernia, which facilitates the development of GERD. Of the different types of hiatal hernias (types I, II, III, and IV), type I (sliding) hiatal hernias are closely associated with GERD. Because GERD may lead to reflux esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, a better understanding of this association is warranted. Hiatal hernias can be diagnosed radiographically, endoscopically or manometrically, with each modality having its own limitations, especially in the diagnosis of hiatal hernias less than 2 cm in length. In the future, high resolution manometry should be a promising method for accurately assessing the association between hiatal hernias and GERD. The treatment of a hiatal hernia is similar to the management of GERD and should be reserved for those with symptoms attributable to this condition. Surgery should be considered for those patients with refractory symptoms and for those who develop complications, such as recurrent bleeding, ulcerations or strictures. PMID:21927653

  16. Ventral Abdominal Hernia

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    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available A 63-year-old Caucasian female patient presented with redness of the both foot and lower legs, as well as edema of the left lower leg, accompanied by subjective complaints of burning. Fever was not reported. Well-circumscribed oval shaped tumor formation was revealed also on the abdominal wall, with hyperpigmented and depigmented areas on its ulcerated surface, measuring approximately 10/10cm in diameter, with soft-elastic texture on palpation.  The lesion occurred in 2011, according to the patient’s history. No subjective complaints were reported in association. The performed ultrasonography revealed intestinal loops in the hernial sac, without incarceration. The diagnosis of ventral abdominal hernia without mechanical ileus was made. The patient was referred for planned surgical procedure, because of her refusal on this stage.The clinical manifestation of the tumor formation on the abdominal wall, required wide spectrum of differential diagnosis, including aneurysm of the abdominal aorta, abdominal tumor, subcutaneous tumor or metastasis or hernia. In the presented cases, the abdominal wall mass was a sporadic clinical finding in the framework of the total-body skin examination in patient with erysipelas. The lack of subjective symptoms, as well as the reported history for hysterectomy and previously abscessus were not enough indicative symptoms for the correct diagnosis. The diagnosis of non-complicated hernia was made via ultrasonography, while the clinical differentiation between hernia and other life-threatening conditions as aneurysms or tumor was not possible.

  17. Development of a critical-sized ventral hernia model in the pig.

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    Sahoo, Sambit; Baker, Andrew R; Haskins, Ivy N; Krpata, David M; Rosen, Michael J; Derwin, Kathleen A

    2017-04-01

    The pig is commonly used as a preclinical model for ventral hernia repair. However, no study has verified that an unrepaired surgically induced hernia (control) in the pig does not heal spontaneously but rather develops a persistent hernia. Without such verification in any given model, one cannot draw conclusions on the efficacy of the repair technique investigated. Three surgically induced hernia models with increasing severity were created in eight pigs. These included 10-cm retrorectus partial-thickness (model 1) and 15-cm preperitoneal full-thickness (model 2) incisional defects and an 8 × 8 cm preperitoneal full-thickness excisional defect (model 3). Postoperative management included use of an abdominal binder, and in some cases, suction drainage, for 2 wk to support the repair and prevent seroma. Models were evaluated for persistence of hernia at 5 wk using clinical and radiographic assessments. All pigs developed clinical hernias after 2 wk of defect creation, but only models 1 and 3 had clinically persistent hernias at 5 wk. At 5 wk, the average defect area was 97 cm(2) in model 1, 66 cm(2) in model 2, and 245 cm(2) in model 3. Dense fibrotic scarring was observed in the models with resolved hernias. Our results highlight the need to verify an unrepaired hernia injury model does not heal spontaneously prior to using it for hernia repair studies. The partial-thickness incisional model 1 and full-thickness excisional model 3 formed persistent hernias in pigs at 5 wk and should be further explored as models for investigating hernia repair strategies. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Massive right-sided Bochdalek hernia with two unusual findings: a case report

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction In this report, the case of an adult patient with a massive right-sided Bochdalek hernia with multiple displaced abdominal organs, including the liver and gallbladder, is described. This patient presented with acute cholecystitis of the malpositioned gallbladder. During surgery, nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver was also found. To the best of this author's knowledge, these two entities have never been reported in association with this rare condition. Case presentation A 54-year-old Caucasian man presented with nausea and epigastric pain. He had a known history of right-sided Bochdalek hernia which was being managed expectantly. A computerized tomogram revealed the massive hernia with displaced stomach, liver, intestine and omentum into his right thorax. It was believed that our patient had bowel incarceration and he was therefore taken to surgery, where acute cholecystitis and a macronodular liver was identified. A thoracoabdominal approach was used to remove his gallbladder, reduce the herniated viscera and reconstruct his diaphragm. A liver biopsy identified nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the ectopic liver. There were no postoperative complications and at 12 month follow-up, our patient continues to do well. Conclusion This case report describes two unusual findings associated with a congenital Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia that have never been reported. In addition, unique caveats to the surgical management of this complex rare condition are discussed.

  19. Adult intra-thoracic kidney: a case report of bochdalek hernia.

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    Fiaschetti, Valeria; Velari, Luca; Gaspari, Eleonora; Mastrangeli, Roberta; Simonetti, Giovanni

    2010-01-01

    Introduction. Bochdalek hernia is a congenital posterior lateral diaphragmatic defect that allows abdominal viscera to herniate into the thorax. Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias with the least frequency of all renal ectopias. Case Presentation. We report a case of a 62-year-old man who had a left thoracic kidney associated with left Bochdalek hernia. Abdominal X-ray and chest X-ray revealed dilated loops of the colon above left hemidiaphragm. Abdominal ultrasound (US) showed the right kidney with many fluid and esophytic cysts; left kidney was unfeasible to study because of the impossibility to find it. Computed Tomography (CT) basal scan demonstrated a left-sided Bochdalek hernia with dilatated colon loops and the left kidney within the pleural space. Magnetic Resonance (MR) confirmed a defect in left hemidiaphragm with herniation of left kidney, omento, spleen and colon flexure, and intrarotation with posterior hilum on sagittal plane. Conclusion. The association of a Bochdalek hernia and an intrathoracic renal ectopia is very rare, that pose many diagnostic and management dilemmas for clinicians. Our patient has been visualized by CT and MR imaging. A high index of suspicion can result in early diagnosis and prompt intervention with reduced morbidity and mortality.

  20. Adult Intra-Thoracic Kidney: A Case Report of Bochdalek Hernia

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    Valeria Fiaschetti

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Bochdalek hernia is a congenital posterior lateral diaphragmatic defect that allows abdominal viscera to herniate into the thorax. Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias with the least frequency of all renal ectopias. Case Presentation. We report a case of a 62-year-old man who had a left thoracic kidney associated with left Bochdalek hernia. Abdominal X-ray and chest X-ray revealed dilated loops of the colon above left hemidiaphragm. Abdominal ultrasound (US showed the right kidney with many fluid and esophytic cysts; left kidney was unfeasible to study because of the impossibility to find it. Computed Tomography (CT basal scan demonstrated a left-sided Bochdalek hernia with dilatated colon loops and the left kidney within the pleural space. Magnetic Resonance (MR confirmed a defect in left hemidiaphragm with herniation of left kidney, omento, spleen and colon flexure, and intrarotation with posterior hilum on sagittal plane. Conclusion. The association of a Bochdalek hernia and an intrathoracic renal ectopia is very rare, that pose many diagnostic and management dilemmas for clinicians. Our patient has been visualized by CT and MR imaging. A high index of suspicion can result in early diagnosis and prompt intervention with reduced morbidity and mortality.

  1. Massive right-sided Bochdalek hernia with two unusual findings: a case report.

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    Deb, Subrato J

    2011-10-21

    In this report, the case of an adult patient with a massive right-sided Bochdalek hernia with multiple displaced abdominal organs, including the liver and gallbladder, is described. This patient presented with acute cholecystitis of the malpositioned gallbladder. During surgery, nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver was also found. To the best of this author's knowledge, these two entities have never been reported in association with this rare condition. A 54-year-old Caucasian man presented with nausea and epigastric pain. He had a known history of right-sided Bochdalek hernia which was being managed expectantly. A computerized tomogram revealed the massive hernia with displaced stomach, liver, intestine and omentum into his right thorax. It was believed that our patient had bowel incarceration and he was therefore taken to surgery, where acute cholecystitis and a macronodular liver was identified. A thoracoabdominal approach was used to remove his gallbladder, reduce the herniated viscera and reconstruct his diaphragm. A liver biopsy identified nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the ectopic liver. There were no postoperative complications and at 12 month follow-up, our patient continues to do well. This case report describes two unusual findings associated with a congenital Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia that have never been reported. In addition, unique caveats to the surgical management of this complex rare condition are discussed.

  2. Hiatal Hernia as the Cause of G-Induced Abdominal Pain.

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    Hughey, Scott B; Mattingly, Lauren H

    2016-11-01

    Sliding hiatal hernias are common and affect approximately 10% to 80% of the general population. The condition typically presents with reflux-type symptoms and is diagnosed either with imaging or endoscopy. In this case, the hernia presented as G-induced abdominal pain. The patient was an F-18 pilot who experienced worsening epigastric abdominal pain proportionate to the amount of accelerative force experienced. The pain would occur at approximately 3 Gs and increase beyond that. The patient was asymptomatic at rest and denied any dysphagia or reflux symptoms. The only other symptom was the occurrence of a similar pain with diaphragmatic spasm, i.e., "hiccup." The patient underwent multiple imaging modalities and procedures and was eventually found to have a sliding hiatal hernia. He underwent a Nissen fundoplication to repair it. Approximately 3 months postoperatively, the patient was able to withstand significant acceleration without pain. He has no lasting sequelae from the hernia or surgery and continues to fly. Reprint & Copyright © 2016 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  3. Is there an association between hiatal hernia and ineffective esophageal motility in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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    Conrado, Leonardo Menegaz; Gurski, Richard Ricachenevsky; da Rosa, André Ricardo Pereira; Simic, Aleksandar Petar; Callegari-Jacques, Sídia Maria

    2011-10-01

    The pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease is multifactorial, where esophageal motility is one of the factors implicated in its genesis. However, there is still no consensus on the existence of an association between esophageal dysmotility and hiatal hernia in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The objective of this study was to establish the prevalence of esophageal dysmotility in patients with hiatal hernia and to determine if herniation is a factor related to esophageal dysmotility in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The study included 356 patients with a clinical diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease submitted to upper digestive endoscopy and esophageal functional diagnostics. Hiatal hernia was defined endoscopically by a distance equal to or greater than 2 cm between the diaphragmatic constriction and the squamocolumnar junction and esophageal dysmotility when the esophageal manometry identified the amplitude of the peristaltic waves in the distal esophagus as hiatal hernia. Poisson regression models were used to estimate crude and adjusted prevalence ratios (PR) of esophageal dysmotility according to hiatal hernia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease patients with hiatal hernia had a prevalence of esophageal dysmotility equal to 14.8% and those without hiatal hernia, a prevalence of 7.7% (p = 0.041). Patients with hiatal hernia also showed a higher frequency of erosive esophagitis (47.5% versus 24.2%, p hiatal hernia, was 1.92 (confidence interval (CI), 1.04-3.53; p = 0.037), but this association did not persist when controlled for age, esophagitis, altered pH-metry, and altered low esophageal sphincter (adjusted PR, 1.69; CI, 0.68-4.15; p = 0.257). Despite the prevalence of esophageal dysmotility in the hiatal hernia group being higher than that in the group without hiatal hernia, the association between these variables in individuals with gastroesophageal reflux disease disappeared when controlling for

  4. Laparoscopic management of inferior lumbar hernia (Petit triangle hernia).

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    Ipek, T; Eyuboglu, E; Aydingoz, O

    2005-05-01

    Lumbar hernias are rare defects in the posterolateral abdominal wall that may be congenital or acquired. We present a case of laparoscopic approach to repair an acquired inferior triangle (Petit) lumbar hernia in a woman by using polytetrafluoroethylene mesh. The size of the hernia was 8 x 10 cm. The length of her hospital stay was 2 days. The patient resumed normal activities in less than 2 weeks. The main advantage of this approach is excellent operative visualization, thus avoiding injury to structures near the hernia during repair. Patients benefit from a minimally invasive approach with less pain, shortened hospital course, less analgesic requirements, better cosmetic result, and minimal life-style interference.

  5. Bullhorn hernia: A rare traumatic abdominal wall hernia

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    Bimaljot Singh

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH is rare despite the high prevalence of blunt abdominal trauma. Bullhorn hernia occurs as a result of a direct blow to the abdominal wall by the horn of a bull, which disrupts the muscles and fascia and leads to hernia formation. We report a rare case of bullhorn TAWH in a 70-year-old patient who presented with swelling at the left lumbar region. The patient was managed by immediate surgical intervention. A surgeon must have high index of suspicion for the diagnosis of this condition as missed hernias in this setting pose a high risk of strangulation and gangrene.

  6. The Danish Inguinal Hernia database

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    Friis-Andersen, Hans; Bisgaard, Thue

    2016-01-01

    the medical management of the database. RESULTS: The Danish Inguinal Hernia Database comprises intraoperative data from >130,000 repairs (May 2015). A total of 49 peer-reviewed national and international publications have been published from the database (June 2015). CONCLUSION: The Danish Inguinal Hernia......AIM OF DATABASE: To monitor and improve nation-wide surgical outcome after groin hernia repair based on scientific evidence-based surgical strategies for the national and international surgical community. STUDY POPULATION: Patients ≥18 years operated for groin hernia. MAIN VARIABLES: Type and size...... of hernia, primary or recurrent, type of surgical repair procedure, mesh and mesh fixation methods. DESCRIPTIVE DATA: According to the Danish National Health Act, surgeons are obliged to register all hernia repairs immediately after surgery (3 minute registration time). All institutions have continuous...

  7. Abdominal wall hernia and pregnancy

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    Jensen, K K; Henriksen, N A; Jorgensen, L N

    2015-01-01

    PURPOSE: There is no consensus as to the treatment strategy for abdominal wall hernias in fertile women. This study was undertaken to review the current literature on treatment of abdominal wall hernias in fertile women before or during pregnancy. METHODS: A literature search was undertaken in Pub......Med and Embase in combination with a cross-reference search of eligible papers. RESULTS: We included 31 papers of which 23 were case reports. In fertile women undergoing sutured or mesh repair, pain was described in a few patients during the last trimester of a subsequent pregnancy. Emergency surgery...... of incarcerated hernias in pregnant women, as well as combined hernia repair and cesarean section appears as safe procedures. No major complications were reported following hernia repair before or during pregnancy. The combined procedure of elective cesarean section and abdominal wall hernia repair was reported...

  8. Pain after groin hernia repair

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    Callesen, T; Bech, K; Nielsen, R

    1998-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to provide a detailed description of postoperative pain after elective day-case open inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia. METHODS: This was a prospective consecutive case series study. After 500 hernia operations in 466 unselected patients aged 18...... between types of surgery or hernia. CONCLUSION: Pain remained a problem despite the pre-emptive use of opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and local anaesthesia, irrespective of surgical technique....

  9. [Anterolateral hernias of the abdomen].

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    Mathonnet, M; Mehinto, D

    2007-01-01

    Anterolateral hernias of the abdomen group together umbilical, epigastric, and spigelian hernias and diastasis of the abdominal rectus. In spigelian hernias, 90% are located in the subumbilical region at the Monro line. They are asymptomatic in 90% of cases. The risk of strangulation is 10%-25% and requires surgical treatment. A herniorrhaphy is sufficient if the ring is less than 2 cm in diameter. Beyond 2 cm, open or celioscopic mesh repair is necessary. The risk of recurrence is less than 2%. Umbilical hernias result from progressive enlargement of the umbilical ring. The risk of strangulation is higher than 10%. The morbidity and mortality rate reaches 15% in large strangulated hernias. All umbilical hernias should therefore be treated surgically. If their diameter is under 2 cm, a simple herniorrhaphy can be done; otherwise mesh repair is required. In the cirrhosis patient, hernia treatment is part of the ascites treatment. The indication for surgery depends on liver function. Epigastric hernias are most often symptomatic: 80% have a ring smaller than 25 mm and 20% are multifocal. The risk of strangulation is low. If the ring is less than 20 mm, these hernias can be treated by herniorrhaphy. Recurrence is frequent - more than 10% - and always difficult to treat. Diastasis of the recti does not lead to complication, and treatment is not necessary. Cosmetic surgery can be used to manage diastasis.

  10. Bilateral inguinal hernias containing ovaries.

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    Basrur, Gurudutt Bhaskar

    2015-01-28

    Inguinal hernias are rare in females. The authors report a case of bilateral inguinal hernias in a 10-year-old female. On exploration, the patient was found to be having a sliding hernia containing incarcerated ovary as contents on both sides. Peroperatively the contents were reduced, the sac was transfixed at its base and the redundant sac was excised. The repair of this form of hernias is more difficult because of adhesions between the contents and the wall of the sac and risk of damage during dissection. A description of this clinical presentation in the pre operative assessment and operative management are discussed in this report.

  11. Bilateral inguinal hernias containing ovaries

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    Gurudutt Bhaskar Basrur

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Inguinal hernias are rare in females. The authors report a case of bilateral inguinal hernias in a 10-year-old female. On exploration, the patient was found to be having a sliding hernia containing incarcerated ovary as contents on both sides. Peroperatively the contents were reduced, the sac was transfixed at its base and the redundant sac was excised. The repair of this form of hernias is more difficult because of adhesions between the contents and the wall of the sac and risk of damage during dissection. A description of this clinical presentation in the pre operative assessment and operative management are discussed in this report.

  12. Sonographic imaging of Spigelian hernias

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    Andrzej Smereczyński; Katarzyna Kołaczyk; Jan Lubiński; Stefania Bojko; Maria Gałdyńska; Elżbieta Bernatowicz

    2012-01-01

    The aim of the work was to present clinical material referring to rarely occurring abdom‑ inal cavity hernias in semilunar line – Spigelian hernias diagnosed with the help of ultra‑ sound. Material and methods: In the period from 1995 to 2001 785 anterior abdominal wall hernias were diagnosed including 11 Spigelian hernias (1.4%) diagnosed in 10 pa‑ tients (7 women and 3 men) aged from 38 to 65 years old (average age 48). Eight patients complained of spastic pain in abdomen, in...

  13. The inheritance of groin hernia

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    Burcharth, J; Pommergaard, H C; Rosenberg, Jacob

    2013-01-01

    Groin hernia has been proposed to be hereditary; however, a clear hereditary pattern has not been established yet. The purpose of this review was to analyze studies evaluating family history and inheritance patterns and to investigate the possible heredity of groin hernias.......Groin hernia has been proposed to be hereditary; however, a clear hereditary pattern has not been established yet. The purpose of this review was to analyze studies evaluating family history and inheritance patterns and to investigate the possible heredity of groin hernias....

  14. Direct and Recurrent Inguinal Hernias are Associated with Ventral Hernia Repair

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    Henriksen, Nadia A; Sorensen, Lars T; Bay-Nielsen, Morten

    2013-01-01

    A systemically altered connective tissue metabolism has been demonstrated in patients with abdominal wall hernias. The most pronounced connective tissue changes are found in patients with direct or recurrent inguinal hernias as opposed to patients with indirect inguinal hernias. The aim...... of the present study was to assess whether direct or recurrent inguinal hernias are associated with an elevated rate of ventral hernia surgery....

  15. [Congenital right diaphragmatic eventration manifested with pleural effusion. Report of one case].

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    Hsieh, W S; Wang, C P; Meng, F F; Huang, T S

    1989-01-01

    A 2,980-gram female infant was born to a 25-year-old mother at the gestational age of 34 weeks with the chief problems of asphyxia and respiratory distress. Prenatal sonogram at 34th week of gestation showed significant pleural effusion, mediastinal shift, polyhydramnios and large for date. Soon after birth, she was put on intubation and ventilator therapy. Physical examination revealed poor chest wall excursion. Breathing sound was markedly decreased over the right lung field. Abdomen was soft and slightly distended with the liver palpable 0.5 cm below the right costal margin and 2 cm below the xyphoid process. Arterial blood gas with patient breathing 100% oxygen revealed severe acidosis and carbon dioxide retention. The first chest film showed right pleural effusion. Chest tap was performed, and 90 cc serosanguineous fluid was aspirated. The white cells of the effusion were 1,971 with lymphocyte predominant. No microorganism or malignant cell was found. Severe respiratory distress and cyanosis persisted inspite of these managements. Follow up chest film at the age of 11 hours revealed the right chest was occupied by intestinal loops. A thoracotomy was performed with the impression of right diaphragmatic hernia. The operation findings included a very redundant membranous portion of diaphragm formed a large sac containing the liver and some bowel loops, the lower lobe of the right lung collapsed and was located high in the posterior chest cavity. Diaphragmatic plication and excision were done with transient improvement of the skin color. The baby's condition deteriorated and expired at the age of 25 hours despite of postoperative vasodilator and ventilator therapies.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  16. ADULT ABDOMINAL WALL HERNIA IN IBADAN.

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    surgical practice. Groin hernia is the commonest type of abdominal wall hernias. There are several methods of hernia repair but tension-free repair (usually ... Aim: To describe the clinical profile of anterior abdominal wall hernias and our ... recent time but high cost and initial non-availability of the mesh limit its use in our.

  17. Nationwide prevalence of groin hernia repair

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    Burcharth, Jakob Hornstrup Frølunde; Pedersen, Michael; Bisgaard, Thue

    2013-01-01

    Groin hernia repair is a commonly performed surgical procedure in the western world but large-scaled epidemiologic data are sparse. Large-scale data on the occurrence of groin hernia repair may provide further understanding to the pathophysiology of groin hernia development. This study was undert...... was undertaken to investigate the age and gender dependent prevalence of groin hernia repair....

  18. Left Paraduodenal Hernia: An Autopsy Case

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    Omland, Silje Haukali; Hougen, Hans Petter

    2011-01-01

    We present a case of a left paraduodenal hernia diagnosed at autopsy. A left paraduodenal hernia is an internal hernia of congenital origin due to the abnormal rotation of the midgut during embryonic development. Internal hernias are a rare cause of intestinal obstruction, with the paraduodenal...

  19. Contralateral diaphragmatic palsy in acute stroke: an interesting observation.

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    Kumar, Sudhir; Reddy, Rajesh; Prabhakar, Subhashini

    2009-01-01

    Diaphragmatic palsy in hemiparetic stroke is not well recognized. Further, its implications on stroke outcome have not been studied. Here, we report a patient with left-sided diaphragmatic palsy due to an acute right middle cerebral artery territory infarction. The diagnosis was suspected on finding an elevated dome of the diaphragm on the left side in a routine chest radiograph and was confirmed by finding decreased movements of the left hemidiaphragm on fluoroscopic examination. We hypothesize that this condition is probably under-recognized in clinical practice and its clinical importance not well known. The pathophysiological basis of diaphragmatic palsy in acute stroke and its possible clinical implications are discussed.

  20. Incarcerated inferior lumbar (Petit's) hernia.

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    Astarcioğlu, H; Sökmen, S; Atila, K; Karademir, S

    2003-09-01

    Petit's hernia is an uncommon abdominal wall defect in the inferior lumbar triangle. Colonic incarceration through the inferior lumbar triangle, which causes mechanical obstructive symptoms, necessitates particular diagnostic and management strategy. We present a rare case of inferior lumbar hernia, leading to mechanical bowel obstruction, successfully treated with prosthetic mesh reinforcement repair.

  1. Laparoscopic hernioplasty of hiatal hernia

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    Yang, Xuefei; Hua, Rong; He, Kai; Shen, Qiwei; Yao, Qiyuan

    2016-01-01

    Laparoscopic surgery is a good choice for surgical treatment of hiatal hernia because of its mini-invasive nature and intraperitoneal view and operating angle. This article will talk about the surgical procedures, technical details, precautions and complications about laparoscopic hernioplasty of hiatal hernia.

  2. Laparoscopic hernioplasty of hiatal hernia

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    Yang, Xuefei; Hua, Rong; He, Kai; Shen, Qiwei

    2016-01-01

    Laparoscopic surgery is a good choice for surgical treatment of hiatal hernia because of its mini-invasive nature and intraperitoneal view and operating angle. This article will talk about the surgical procedures, technical details, precautions and complications about laparoscopic hernioplasty of hiatal hernia. PMID:27761447

  3. Sports hernia: A pictorial review

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    Peter Mercouris

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Sports hernia represents a complex clinical and imaging entity. The purpose of the review is to provide a practical imaging approach to this condition. The review includes an overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of sports hernia by means of colour illustrations. The role of imaging, and particularly magnetic resonance imaging, is highlighted.

  4. Undescended testis in Spigelian hernia

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    Ravi Kumar V

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Spigelian hernias are uncommon in children. We report a 3-year-old boy with right spigelian hernia and right undescended testis. The hernial sac contained the testis, which is a rare presentation. The repair of the large defect with a prosthetic mesh and a concomitant orchidopexy were performed uneventfully.

  5. Bochdalek hernia: prevalence and CT characteristics

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    Gale, M.E.

    1985-08-01

    The chest and abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans of 940 patients were reviewed to determine the prevalence of Bochdalek hernias and to evaluate the widely held concept that left-sided hernias occur more than nine times as often as right-sided hernias. Sixty Bochdalek hernias were identified in 52 patients, a prevalence of 6%, which is more than 100 times more frequent than previously reported. Left-sided hernias were found approximately twice as often as right-sided hernias. The Bochdalek hernia is a much more common congenital anomaly in the asymptomatic adult than previously thought and frequently can be identified on routine chest and abdominal CT images.

  6. A Low-Cost Teaching Model of Inguinal Canal: A Useful Method to Teach Surgical Concepts in Hernia Repair

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    Ansaloni, Luca; Catena, Fausto; Coccolini, Frederico; Ceresoli, Marco; Pinna, Antonio Daniele

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: Inguinal canal anatomy and hernia repair is difficult for medical students and surgical residents to comprehend. Methods: Using low-cost material, a 3-dimensional inexpensive model of the inguinal canal was created to allow students to learn anatomical details and landmarks and to perform their own simulated hernia repair. In order to…

  7. Risk of femoral hernia after inguinal herniorrhaphy

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    Mikkelsen, T; Bay-Nielsen, M; Kehlet, H

    2002-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Small case series have suggested an increased risk of femoral hernia after previous inguinal herniorrhaphy, but no large-scale data with complete follow-up are available. METHODS: Data were extracted from the Danish Hernia Database covering the interval from 1 January 1998 to 1 July...... 2001, and included 34 849 groin hernia repairs. RESULTS: Of 1297 femoral hernia repairs, 71 patients had previously had an operation for inguinal hernia within the observation period. These 71 femoral hernias represented 7.9 per cent of all reoperations for groin hernia recorded in the database....... The median time to reoperation for a 'recurrent' femoral hernia after previous inguinal herniorrhaphy was 7 months, compared with 10 months for inguinal recurrences. The risk of developing a 'recurrent' femoral hernia after previous inguinal herniorrhaphy was 15 times higher than the rate of femoral hernia...

  8. Peroral transgastric endoscopic primary repair of a ventral hernia in a porcine model.

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    Hu, B; Kalloo, A N; Chung, S S C; Cotton, P B; Gostout, C J; Hawes, R H; Pasricha, P J; Isakovich, N V; Nakajima, Y; Kawashima, K; Kantsevoy, S V

    2007-05-01

    Multiple studies have demonstrated the feasibility of peroral transgastric endoscopic procedures in animal models. The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of a peroral transgastric endoscopic approach to repair abdominal wall hernias. We performed acute experiments under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation using 50-kg pigs. Following peroral intubation an incision of the gastric wall was made and the endoscope was advanced into the peritoneal cavity. An internal anterior abdominal wall incision was performed with a needle knife to create an animal model of a ventral hernia. After hernia creation an endoscopic suturing device was used for primary repair of the hernia. After completion of the hernia repair the endoscope was withdrawn into the stomach and the gastric wall incision was closed with endoscopic clips. Then the animals were killed for necropsy. Two acute experiments were performed. Incision of the gastric wall was easily achieved with a needle knife and a pull-type sphincterotome. A large (3 x 2 cm) defect of the abdominal wall (ventral hernia model) was closed with five or six sutures using the endoscopic suturing device. Postmortem examination revealed complete closure of the hernia without any complications. Transgastric endoscopic primary repair of ventral hernias in a porcine model is feasible and may be technically simpler than laparoscopic surgery.

  9. Lumbar hernia: a diagnostic dilemma.

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    Ahmed, Syed Tausif; Ranjan, Rajeeva; Saha, Subhendu Bikas; Singh, Balbodh

    2014-04-15

    Lumbar hernia is one of the rare cases that most surgeons are not exposed to. Hence the diagnosis can be easily missed. This leads to delay in the treatment causing increased morbidity. We report a case of lumbar hernia in a middle-aged woman. It was misdiagnosed as lipoma by another surgeon. It was a case of primary acquired lumbar hernia in the superior lumbar triangle. Clinical and MRI findings were correlated to reach the diagnosis. We also highlight the types, the process of diagnosis and the surgical repair of lumbar hernias. We wish to alert our fellow surgeons to keep the differential diagnosis of the lumbar hernia in mind before diagnosing any lumbar swelling as lipoma.

  10. Mesh materials and hernia repair

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    Elango, Santhini; Perumalsamy, Sakthivel; Ramachandran, Krishnakumar; Vadodaria, Ketankumar

    2017-01-01

    Hernia incidence has been observed since ancient time. Advancement in the medical textile industry came up with the variety of mesh materials to repair hernia, but none of them are without complications including recurrence of hernia. Therefore individuals once developed with the hernia could not lead a healthy and comfortable life. This drawn attention of surgeons, patients, researchers and industry to know the exact mechanism behind its development, complications and recurrence. Recent investigations highlighted the role of genetic factors and connective tissue disorders being the reason for the development of hernia apart from the abnormal pressure that is known to develop during other disease conditions. This review discusses different mesh materials, their advantages and disadvantages and their biological response after its implantation. PMID:28840830

  11. Internal hernias: a brief review.

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    Salar, O; El-Sharkawy, A M; Singh, R; Speake, W

    2013-06-01

    Hernias are very familiar to a core surgical trainee in the setting of clinics and the surgical assessment unit. By definition, a hernia is an abnormal protrusion of a viscus from one compartment to another. In clinic, they are visible lumps, exhibiting a cough reflex often with a well definable history making them readily identifiable. In the acute setting, they are the third commonest cause of small bowel obstruction in the developed world. Ventral and inguinal hernias account for the majority of these with only a small proportion due to internal hernias. This article aims to educate the core surgical trainee on the anatomy and distinguishing clinical features of these rare but important types of internal abdominal hernias.

  12. Direct inguinal hernias and anterior surgical approach are risk factors for female inguinal hernia recurrences

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    Burcharth, Jakob; Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to establish the risk of recurrence after direct and indirect inguinal hernia operation in a large-scale female population and to establish the relationship between the type of hernia at the primary and recurrent procedure. METHODS: Using data from the Danish...... Hernia Database (DHDB), a cohort was generated: all females operated on electively for a primary inguinal hernia by either Lichtenstein’s technique or laparoscopy from 1998 to 2012. Within this prospectively collected cohort, the hernia type at the primary procedure (direct inguinal hernia (DIH......), indirect inguinal hernia (IIH), combination hernia), the hernia type at the recurrent procedure (DIH, IIH, combination hernia, femoral hernia), anesthesia type, and time from primary procedure to reoperation were registered. RESULTS: A total of 5,893 females with primary elective inguinal hernia operation...

  13. Bursting strength evaluation in an experimental model of incisional hernia.

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    Lucha, Paul A; Briscoe, Crystal; Brar, Harpreet; Schneider, James J; Butler, Ralph E; Jaklic, Beth; Francis, Michael

    2007-07-01

    Incisional hernias occur in up to 11 per cent of patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Up to 50 per cent of these patients with hernias will require repeat operative procedures. Management of these hernias have focused primarily on tensile strength of the mesh material, have not addressed currently used materials, and have not compared the strength of these repairs with each other. Forty-nine adult Sprague-Dawley rats had an incisional hernia created by removing a portion of their abdominal wall that was then repaired primarily, using either a composite mesh, Dual mesh (Gore-Tex), or polypropylene mesh. Six weeks after the repair, the rats were euthanized. Hydrostatic distension of the abdominal cavity was performed to compare bursting strength of each repair. Wound tensile strength was assessed and compared. Tissue samples were also taken to compare repair types for incorporation of prosthetic materials. The gross weight of the animals subjected to hydrostatic distention was equivalent between groups, as was the volume required prior to failure of the repair. There was a trend toward improved tensile strength of the Prolene mesh repair, which had a lower average inflammatory and fibrosis score on histology. Overall, the type of mesh used for repair does not seem to impact significantly the strength of the repair when assessed 6 weeks postoperatively. Choice of prosthetic material to repair the hernia should be made based on economics and handling characteristics alone. Prolene mesh has satisfactory strength with the least amount of inflammation and fibrosis.

  14. Sinus cut-off sign: A helpful sign in the CT diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture associated with pleural effusion

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    Kaya, Seyda Ors [Pamukkale University Medical School, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Denizli (Turkey)]. E-mail: skaya@pamukkale.edu.tr; Karabulut, Nevzat [Pamukkale University Medical School, Department of Radiology, Denizli (Turkey); Yuncu, Gokhan [Pamukkale University Medical School, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Denizli (Turkey); Sevinc, Serpil [Pamukkale University Medical School, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Denizli (Turkey); Kiroglu, Yilmaz [Pamukkale University Medical School, Department of Radiology, Denizli (Turkey)

    2006-08-15

    The objective of our study was to describe the 'sinus cut-off' sign at CT in the diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in patients with blunt abdominal trauma complicated with pleural effusion, and evaluate its utility in an experimental model. Between January 2004 and March 2005, we observed an unusual interruption of costophrenic sinus at CT in three patients with blunt abdominal trauma accompanied with pleural effusion. This observation prompted us to evaluate the utility of this sign in an experimental model. Laparotomically, we created 2 cm diapragmatic lacerations at each hemidiaphragm in two rabbits and pushed up the abdominal viscera with omentum through the defect. To simulate hemothorax, we also injected 5-10 mL of diluted contrast material into the pleural space. Using a dual-slice helical CT scanner, limited thoracoabdominal CT examination was performed before and after injection of intrapleural contrast material. The images were analyzed for the presence of CT signs for diaphragmatic injury. The left posterior costophrenic sulcus was interrupted in all of the three patients with left pleural effusion. While it was associated with other findings of diaphragmatic injury, the 'sinus cut-off sign' was the sole finding in one patient. The sinus cut-off sign was observed on the CT scans of 100% of the rabbits with a left and right sided diaphragmatic rupture. The 'sinus cut-off sign' is useful and can increase the CT detection of acute diaphragmatic injury associated with pleural effusion.

  15. [A successful weaning from mechanical ventilation by diaphragmatic plication for unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis].

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    Takara, Itaru; Ooshiro, Masakatsu; Iha, Hiroshi; Sugahara, Kazuhiro

    2004-02-01

    A patient with unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis (UDP) after cardiac surgery, commonly extubated without any troubles, encounters a serious fetal respiratory complication in a rare case. We had a case of a 68-year-old man under long term mechanical ventilation (MV) because of UDP and phrenic nerve injuries after the replacement of the ascending aorta. After this operation he suffered from mediastinal infection and needed MV for a few days. Thereafter, he was extubated successfully and returned to the ward, but his chest X-p showed right diaphragmatic elevation. Two days after returning to the ward, he developed dyspnea and tachypnea and received MV for two months. We decided to perform diaphragmatic plication (DP) because of long term MV and difficulty in respiratory weaning. The patient was successfully weaned from MV on the 4th postoperative day of the right DP. Pulmonary function test was improved dramatically. In a case of long term MV due to UDP, DP can be one of effective treatments.

  16. Successful laparoscopic management of paraesophageal hiatal hernia with upside-down intrathoracic stomach: a case report.

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    Siow, Sze Li; Tee, Sze Chee; Wong, Chee Ming

    2015-03-04

    Paraesophageal hernia with intrathoracic mesentericoaxial type of gastric volvulus is a rare clinical entity. The rotation occurs because of the idiopathic relaxation of the gastric ligaments and ascent of the stomach adjacent to the oesophagus through the hiatus defect, while the gastroesophageal junction remains in the abdomen. The open approach remains the gold standard therapy for most patients. Here we report the case of a patient with such a condition who underwent a successful laparoscopic surgery. A literature search revealed that this is the first case report from Southeast Asia. A 55-year-old Chinese woman presented to us with symptoms suggestive of gastric outlet obstruction for one year. A chest radiograph showed an air bubble with air-fluid level in her left thoracic cavity, where a diaphragmatic hernia was initially suspected. A computed tomography scan and barium swallow study demonstrated the presence of a type III paraesophageal hernia with intrathoracic upside-down stomach. A laparoscopy was performed and the herniated stomach was successfully reduced into the abdomen. The mediastinal part of the hernial sac was excised. Adequate intraabdominal length of oesophagus was achieved after resection of the sac and circumferential oesophageal dissection. A lateral releasing incision was made adjacent to the right crus to facilitate crural closure. The diaphragmatic defect and the hiatal closure were covered with a composite mesh. A Toupet fundoplication was performed to recreate the antireflux valve. She had an uneventful recovery. She had no relapse of previous symptoms at her six-month follow-up assessment. Laparoscopic repair of such a condition can be accomplished successfully and safely when it is performed with meticulous attention to the details of the surgical technique.

  17. Diaphragmatic Injuries: A Frequent Missed Diagnosis in a Low ...

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    DI) and to determine criteria that could help make the diagnosis of DI and improve its recognition in traumatised patients in Cameroon. Design: A retrospective study. Subjects: The cases of all diaphragmatic injuries repaired and diagnosed in ...

  18. Neonatal bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis caused by brain stem haemorrhage.

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    Blazer, S; Hemli, J A; Sujov, P O; Braun, J.

    1989-01-01

    We describe a neonate with severe bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis caused by haemorrhage in the lower brain stem. To our knowledge this association has not been previously reported in the English medical literature.

  19. Lung MRI and impairment of diaphragmatic function in Pompe disease

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    Wens, Stephan C A; Ciet, Pierluigi; Perez-Rovira, Adria

    2015-01-01

    Background: Pompe disease is a progressive metabolic myopathy. Involvement of respiratory muscles leads to progressive pulmonary dysfunction, particularly in supine position. Diaphragmatic weakness is considered to be the most important component. Standard spirometry is to some extent indicative ...

  20. Minimally invasive repair of Morgagni hernia – A multicenter case series

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    R. Lamas-Pinheiro

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Children may benefit from minimally invasive surgery (MIS in the correction of Morgagni hernia (MH. The present study aims to evaluate the outcome of MIS through a multicenter study.National institutions that use MIS in the treatment of MH were included. Demographic, clinical and operative data were analyzed.Thirteen patients with MH (6 males were operated using similar MIS technique (percutaneous stitches at a mean age of 22.2 ± 18.3 months. Six patients had chromosomopathies (46%, five with Down syndrome (39%. Respiratory complaints were the most common presentation (54%. Surgery lasted 95 ± 23 min. In none of the patients was the hernia sac removed; prosthesis was never used. In the immediate post-operative period, 4 patients (36% were admitted to intensive care unit (all with Down syndrome; all patients started enteral feeds within the first 24 h. With a mean follow-up of 56 ± 16.6 months, there were two recurrences (18% at the same institution, one of which was repaired with an absorbable suture; both with Down syndrome.The application of MIS in the MH repair is effective even in the presence of comorbidities such as Down syndrome; the latter influences the immediate postoperative recovery and possibly the recurrence rate. Removal of hernia sac does not seem necessary. Non-absorbable sutures may be more appropriate. Keywords: Laparoscopy, Minimally invasive surgery, Percutaneous, Morgagni hernia, Diaphragmatic hernia