"Acquired" congenital diaphragmatic hernia

J Pediatr Surg. 1977 Oct;12(5):657-65. doi: 10.1016/0022-3468(77)90389-x.


"Acquired" congenital diaphragmatic hernia (ACDH), has been defined as delayed or late appearance of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia after a documented time periol of postnatal life with no evidence of herniation. Three new cases are presented. This diagnosis has been characterized on the basis of a review of these cases and 14 additional patients from the literature. A classification based upon timing of herniation and state of pulmonary development is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Barium Sulfate
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / diagnostic imaging
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / surgery
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Time Factors


  • Barium Sulfate