Right congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with a complex heart disease

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2006 Aug;7(8):641-4. doi: 10.2459/01.JCM.0000237915.20539.d0.


A case of right diaphragmatic hernia is presented associated with a complex congenital heart disease (double-outlet right ventricle, transposition of the great arteries and left isomerism) diagnosed prenatally. Despite high-frequency oscillatory ventilation plus nitric oxide and uneventful repair of the hernia, the infant died after 6 days of uncontrolled pulmonary hypertension and severe aortic coarctation that developed postnatally.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal