Long-term outlook for survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Clin Perinatol. 1996 Dec;23(4):873-87.


CDH patients are critically ill but can expect excellent survival if other serious anomalies are not present; however, significant long-term morbidities exist in the survivors. The most notable of these are developmental delay, poor growth, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hearing loss, and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Patients require careful long-term follow-up for these problems, and caregivers must continue to critically evaluate their medical interventions in the neonatal period to try to minimize these morbidities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / complications
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / complications
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / mortality
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital*
  • Humans
  • Infant