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DISCUSSION

Diaphragmatic Deformities

– Congenital Anterior Diaphragmatic Hernia (Morgagni)
– Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia of Bochdalek (CDH)
– Congenital Hiatal Diaphragmatic Hernia
– Congenital Eventration of the Diaphragm

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia of Bochdalek (Posterolateral)

– Incidence: 1 per 2,400 live births
– 85-95% cases left side
– Mortality rate: 40%
– Winnipeg: 40% (associated with complex defects) or 25% (isolated CDH)
– Alberta with ECMO: 10-15%
– Mean acute care cost per survivor (1995) $ 98,000 - $ 365,000 with ECMO
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group, Houston (J Ped Surg, Jan 2001)


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