Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
A rare developmental defect during embryogenesis which can be a non-syndromic (70%) or syndromic (30%) diaphragmatic malformation characterized by a posterolateral defect of the diaphragm that allows passage of abdominal viscera into the thorax leading to respiratory insufficiency and persistent pulmonary hypertension.
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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version December 2023
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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia?
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