Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Diaphragmatic Eventration

Clin Perinatol. 2017 Dec;44(4):773-779. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Sep 28.


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia can be approached successfully using minimally invasive techniques. Although there are may be a suggestion of higher recurrence rates with thoracoscopic repair, this may be due to the learning curve. However, open repair is associated with additional morbidity, most notably an increased rate of small bowel obstruction. Appropriate patients who have congenital diaphragmatic hernia should be offered the benefits of minimally invasive repair.

Keywords: Bochdalek hernia; CDH; Congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Morgagni hernia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diaphragmatic Eventration / surgery*
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital / surgery*
  • Herniorrhaphy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Patient Positioning
  • Preoperative Care
  • Thoracoscopy / methods*