A. Common on left side.
B. Abdominal distension.
C. Decreased venous return.
D. Heart beat shifted to right.
The condition shown in the picture above represents congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a birth defect of the diaphragm.
- The most common type of CDH is
Other types include
- Morgagni hernia,
- Diaphragm eventration and
- Central tendon defects of the diaphragm.
Each child may experience symptoms differently, but possible symptoms of a Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia may include:
- Common on left side.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Heart beat shifted to right.
- Fast breathing.
- Fast heart rate.
- Cyanosis (blue color of the skin)
- Abnormal chest development, with one side being larger than the other.
- Abdomen that appears caved in.
- Chronic lung disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Underdeveloped intestines
- Failure to thrive
- Developmental delays
- Hearing loss
- A baby born with a Morgagni hernia may or may not show any symptoms.