Research: Surgical Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Clin Perinatol

. 2022 Dec;49(4):893-906.

 doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2022.08.004. Epub 2022 Oct 9.

Surgical Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Matthew T Harting 1Tim Jancelewicz 2

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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a challenging surgical disease that requires complex preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care. Survival depends on successful reduction and repair of the defect, and numerous complex decisions must be made regarding timing and preparation for surgery. This review describes the challenges and controversies inherent to surgical CDH care and provides recommendations for management based on the most recent evidence.

Keywords: CDH; Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Diaphragm; ECLS; ECMO; Surgery.

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