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How common is a diaphragmatic hernia?

Diaphragmatic hernias affect one out of every 2,200 to 5,000 births. 

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What is gastroschisis?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. The baby’s intestines stick outside o...
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What is congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)?
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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or CDH, is one of the most common birth defects, affecting about on...
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What is atresia?
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Atresia is a complication that occurs in an estimated 10 to 15 percent of gastroschisis cases.With a...
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How is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repaired surgically?
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A congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is most commonly repaired through the abdomen using an incis...
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