Hernia Community
CDH (congenital diaphragmatic hernia
About This Community:

Hernia occurs when part of an internal organ pushes through an opening in the organ’s wall. There are many types of hernias such as Inguinal Hernia (in the groin), Umbilical Hernia (around the belly button), and Incisional Hernia (through a scar). Discuss topics including prevention, symptoms, causes and surgical treatments for hernias.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

CDH (congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Hi All,
My14 yr old son went to ER yesterday hurting in chest and hurts when he breathe.
They did a CT scan and found he has a CDH (congenital diaphragmatic herniacan) He was on oxegen as an infant and had bad acid reflux. How did they miss this? Has anyone ever heard of someone having this in teens? They are sending him to a surgern.
Thanks for any help and God Bless!
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is defined by the presence of a defect in the diaphragm, that permits the herniation of abdominal contents into the thorax. This is usually associated with a hypoplastic lung so most patients present early in life rather than later. However, a subset of adults may present with a smaller congenital hernia that was undetected during childhood. The herniation may have been minimal for your son, hence it may not have been detected earlier.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
My Son had surgery on July 12. The surgery lasted 3 hrs. The doctor stated that the hole was the size of a baseball and that fat from the large intestine grew up throw the hole.He was in the hospital for 3 nights.
He is doing pretty good but the surgery was harder on him than we thought it would be. The doctor said he will have to always watch it, He will have to have a chest xray every 6 months and then they will move it to once a year.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hernia Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jimgreg
piqua, OH