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Research: Late Complication of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair: Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction

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Research: Late Complication of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair: Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction

Pediatr Emerg Care

. 2021 Jan 15. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000002345. Online ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33900715/

Late Complication of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair: Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction

Vishalini Sivarajah 1Priyank BhatnagarKatherine N TomJonathan P WongJ Ted GerstleRosemary G MoodiePeter D WongAffiliations expand

Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with high early mortality. However, advances in newborn care have led to improved survival into adolescence and early adulthood. We report a 17-year-old adolescent boy with recurrent small bowel obstruction after CDH repair at 2 days of age. Emergency physicians should be aware of late complications after neonatal CDH repair.

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