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What is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A diaphragmatic hernia is a complication that develops in the womb and at birth. With a diaphragmatic hernia there is a gap in the diaphragm muscle where stomach organs squeeze through to crowd the chest cavity and lungs. 

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