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Is there a cure for a diaphragmatic hernia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The only cure for diaphragmatic hernia is immediate surgery. Surgery can help to replace the stomach matter in the abdomen and close the gap in the diaphragm. After surgery, most infants will need breathing support. If a doctor can diagnose a diaphragmatic hernia by 24 weeks, experimental fetal surgery may be an option.

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