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What should we tell parents? Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is characterized by a defect in the muscle dividing the thoracic and abdominal cavities. This leads to herniation of the abdominal organs into the thorax and a disturbance of lung development. Two-thirds of cases are identified by prenatal ultrasound in the second trimester, which should prompt referral to a tertiary center for prognosis assessment and counseling by a multidisciplinary team familiar with this condition. In this review, we summarize evidence on prenatal diagnosis and postnatal management of CDH. There is a focus on information that should be provided to expecting parents during prenatal counseling.
Journal: Prenatal Diagnosis
ISSN: 0197-3851
Issue: 3
Volume: 42
Pages: 398 - 407
Number of pages: 10
Publication year:2021