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hernia (or CDH) is a relatively rare condition of the fetus and
the newborn. It describes the presence of abdominal content (usually
intestines) inside the chest, through a hole in the diaphragm.
As a result, the lung on that side cannot grow normally, and
infants born with CDH often have severe respiratory problems
at birth. In severe situations, the lungs may not be able to
function at all, making the condition life-threatening.
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image on the left is a chest X-ray of a CDH in a newborn infant.
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TREATMENT FOR DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA
We are now conducting a pilot
program to treat the most severe forms of diaphragmatic hernia
before birth. Thanks to an Investigational Device Exemption
from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we now offer fetal
tracheal occlusion using a minimally invasive technique. For
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