- Q Does biliary atresia run in families?
Biliary atresia does not run in families. Doctors are not sure what causes the condition, but they do not believe it is hereditary. Children of people who had the disease are not more at risk. Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my diaphragmatic hernia symptoms?
Diaphragmatic hernias are usually diagnosed via routine fetal ultrasound in a physician or midwife's office or soon after birth at the initial newborn exam. If the defect is not found on ultrasound or identified soon after birth, diaphragmatic... Full Answer
- Q Do congenital diaphragmatic hernias affect children differently?
Children who recovery from congenital diaphragmatic hernia can be affected in different ways. A congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect that affects the development of the diaphragm that separates the abdomen from the chest. In... Full Answer
- Q Are congenital diaphragmatic hernias life-threatening?
Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are life-threatening. Early diagnosis and surgery can help lower mortality rate. Surgery is always needed to treat this birth defect. Neonatal intensive care before and after surgery is a critical component of the... Full Answer