Anterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia with omphalocele: A case report and literature review

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  • Michael D. Scahill,

    1. Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, California
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  • Petruska Maak,

    1. Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, California
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  • Christian Kunder,

    1. Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
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  • Louis P. Halamek

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, California
    • Professor, Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Suite 315, 750 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94305.
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  • How to Cite this Article: Scahill MD, Maak P, Kunder C, Halamek LP. 2013. Anterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia with omphalocele: A case report and literature review. Am J Med Genet Part A 161A: 585–588.

Abstract

The combination of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and omphalocele is quite rare but can be seen in several syndromes. We report on a female newborn with this combination that had not been diagnosed prenatally. The patient suffered respiratory failure that persisted despite intensive care support, suggesting severe secondary pulmonary hypoplasia. Autopsy revealed the combination of an anterolateral CDH and omphalocele in the absence of other anomalies. We believe this to be the first such case to be reported in the literature. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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