Research: Syncope: Atypical Presentation of Diaphragmatic Hernia


. 2024 Jan 5;16(1):e51715.

 doi: 10.7759/cureus.51715. eCollection 2024 Jan.

Syncope: Atypical Presentation of Diaphragmatic Hernia

Hazem AlHazmi 1Ammar Y Bahadur 2Khalid AlAhmadi 2Ola Y Bahadur 3

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In this case report, we describe a rare presentation of diaphragmatic hernia in a pediatric patient presenting with syncope. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a developmental discontinuity of the diaphragm that causes the abdominal viscera to herniate into the thoracic cavity. It is usually diagnosed shortly after birth and is often associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension, causing life-threatening conditions, or it could be completely asymptomatic. Syncope is induced by various conditions such as cerebrovascular disease, arrhythmia, hypoglycemia, anemia, epilepsy, and autonomic nervous disorder.

Keywords: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (cdh); diaphragmatic hernias; emergency; pediatrics; syncope.

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