The CDH two-step: a dance of necessity

J Pediatr Surg. 1993 Jun;28(6):813-6. doi: 10.1016/0022-3468(93)90333-g.


Repair of fetal diaphragmatic hernia has proven technically difficult especially when the left lobe of the fetal liver is incarcerated in the chest. A step-wise approach from both above and below the diaphragm solves several frustrating technical problems.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fetal Diseases / surgery*
  • Fetus / surgery
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / embryology
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / surgery*
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital*
  • Humans
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods*