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Infants with gastrointestinal tract birth defects have what other defects?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some gastrointestinal birth defects are more likely to occur in babies with other birth defects. Diaphragmatic hernias result in the protrusion of several organs into the space of the lungs. This usually occurs alongside under-formed lungs and heart deformities.

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