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Pallister-Killian syndrome (PKS) is a tissue limited mosaic disorder, characterized by variable degrees of neurodevelopmental delay and intellectual disability, typical craniofacial findings, skin pigmentation anomalies and multiple congenital malformations. The wide phenotypic spectrum of PKS in conjunction with the mosaic distribution of the i(12p) makes...

Many infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) show brain abnormality on postnatal brain MRI related to severity of CDH, degree of lung hypoplasia, intrathoracic liver, right diaphragmatic hernia and large diaphragmatic defect. It is not known whether these factors affect brain growth in utero in...

Morgagni hernias are rare congenital diaphragmatic hernias that often do not become clinically significant until adulthood. The purpose of this study was to characterize the pre-operative findings and describe surgical outcomes of Morgagni hernia repair based on operative approach. Retrospective chart review from 1987 to 2015...

Given that the application of thoracoscopic surgery to late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in infants and children is controversial, we summarized our experiences with patients at two medical centers and aimed to discuss the safety and feasibility of thoracoscopic repair. Read more HERE. ...

Featured cherub of the week is Nathaniel Cummings. Nathaniel Cummings is the son of Chris and Jessica  Cummings. Jessica is the Hospital Angel for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Here is Nathaniel’s CDH story written by Jessica: Nathaniel was diagnosed with CDH in 2011 at his 18 week ultrasound because his stomach...

Here is a list of the current Facebook fundraisers benefiting CDH International and CHERUBS: Teresa's Birthday Fundraiser (ends 10/9!) Kenn's Birthday Fundraiser  (ends 10/9!) Ashley's Birthday Fundraiser (ends 10/9!) Caitie Mary's Fundraiser (ends 10/11!) Alicia's Birthday Fundraiser (ends 10/11!) Beth's Birthday Fundraiser Maddison's Birthday Fundraiser Melinda's Birthday...