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Are there alternative treatments for a diaphragmatic hernia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Since a diaphragmatic hernia is an emergency situation, there is no time for alternative treatments. Immediate surgery is necessary in order to correct the condition. After surgery, a child might use the assistance of a breathing machine in order to develop and improve their lung function.

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