Late onset diaphragmatic hernia complicated by intestinal strangulation

Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA.
Current opinion in pediatrics (Impact Factor: 2.53). 02/2012; 24(2):274-6. DOI: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e3283507909
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We present a case of a 7-week-old infant who presented with nonspecific respiratory symptoms that quickly progressed to sudden cardiac arrest as a consequence of late-onset diaphragmatic hernia and intestinal strangulation. Unless discovered as an incidental finding, late-onset diaphragmatic hernia should be considered a surgical emergency.

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