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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia


Other Names for this Disease
  • CDH
  • Congenital diaphragmatic defect
  • Unilateral agenesis of diaphragm
  • Agenesis of hemidiaphragm
  • Diaphragmatic agenesia
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  • What is the survival rate for a newborn with lung-head ratio > 1.8? My baby was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia during 30 weeks of pregnancy. Also, would I need to plan for delivery before 40 weeks? Click here for answer

  • What environmental factors can cause this? Could it be a toxin breathed in during pregnancy or something you ate or drank? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • CDH
  • Congenital diaphragmatic defect
  • Unilateral agenesis of diaphragm
  • Agenesis of hemidiaphragm
  • Diaphragmatic agenesia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.