CLINIPICS – June 2014

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Prof. Naeem Khan

Consultant & HoD, Pediatric Surgery, KRL Hospital, G-9/1, Islamabad (Pakistan)

1-X-ray-chest1

X-ray chest showing endotracheal tube, heart and mediastinum pushed to the left, where as the contrast filled intestine seen in the chest indicating right diaphragmatic hernia

2-Congenital-resp-distress1

This baby was born with acute respiratory distress requiring ventilatory support. Note bulging out right chest and pulled up subcostal margins.