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Is my child at risk for developing a diaphragmatic hernia?

Diaphragmatic hernias can occur in any developing fetus and do not have specific risk factors associated with them. There is no known prevention of the condition, and it affects one out of every 2,200 to 5,000 births. The survival rate among infants with this disease is 80 percent.

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