Talk:Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
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This page needs some work...
I intend to update this page over the coming weeks. This includes consolidating the page with existing information for the entry diaphragmatic hernia and the stubs on Bochdalek and Morgagni defects, etc
--Able editor 00:17, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
In this article a figure of 50% is mentioned with no source. My research has led me to believe that this number is not accrurate. If more details are taken into account, conditional survival rates are much higher. I think survival rates of 75%-80%+ would be more accurate.
Some general things which may affect the outcome are:
- Left or Right-sided defect (left side is better)
- gestational age / how much lung development occured when organs traveled into chest cavity
- associated genetic defects (some detectable in amneo, other fetal genetic tests)
- Integrity of heart functions (revealed through echocardiogram)
- Which organs have migrated into the chest cavity. (liver involvement is worse)
Of course I'm listing no sources and have no real qualifications other than my son had this condition.
I think it'd be useful for a doctor familiar with this condition to expand upon this section
- This source [] states the mortality is difficult to determine because there is often other coexisting abnormalities that may decrease probability of survival. It states that mortality is reported to be between 40-62%, depending on these circumstances. The hernia can also rarely present later on in life (hidden), in which case the outcome is very favorable. Fuzbaby (talk) 14:27, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Can someone that has good sources for this help to add to this article how ECMO is used in some cases for patients with this condition? I know it's used because a friend's newborn is presently on an ECMO machine after being born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (whichever type affects the liver and lungs most notably). Also, I don't know how they stand up as solid sources, but here are some links I found while researching the condition recently, in case they benefit future editors' work on this article. Nothing special about them, just some of the Google hits for "diaphragmatic hernia":
- Ageekgal 23:10, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
- as stated above under "this page needs some work" the information from the diaphragmatic hernia page will be merged with this one and a re-direct inserted Able editor 16:08, 4 October 2007 (UTC)