CLINIPICS – June 2014

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Prof. Naeem Khan

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


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


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