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Suggest treatment for diaphragmatic hernia in a child

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 in Child Health
Question: My grandchild was born today with her intestines pressing against her lungs. That's all the info I have. In NICU now , of course, but being transferred to XXXXXXX Childrens for surgery. Do you know the name of the diagnoisi
not that important but to clarify ... it's my brother's first grandchild
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most likely diaphragmatic hernia

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

Few babies born with defect in diaphragm (a partition between the chest and abdomen),which leads to herniation of intestinal content into the chest causing compression to the lung.
This condition is known as Diaphragmatic hernia and is an surgical emergency.

Please let me know if you have any more query.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar 24 minutes later
Thought I lost you.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please get back to me if you have any more doubt

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Please feel free to ask if you have any more query.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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