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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: delayed presentation with asymptomatic spleenic herniation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11845935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually present in the immediate neonatal period with respiratory distress. Presentation beyond the neonatal period has, however, been reported. We report a case of a 3-year-old child who presented with a six months history of respiratory symptoms and had been subjected to a variety of therapies like antibiotics, antitubercular medication and two attempts at putting an intercostal tube, as radiographs were suggestive of pleural effusion. This study highlights the importance of a high index of suspicion, relevance of thorough clinical examination and non-invasive diagnostic modalities along with an uncommon occurrence of asymptomatic spleenic herniation at such a later age. Spleenic herniation is rare outside neonatal period.
Arvind Sehgal; Jagdish Chandra; Varinder Singh; A K Dutta; Deepak Bagga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0377-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Publication Date:    2002 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-15     Completed Date:  2002-03-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7612044     Medline TA:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hernia / diagnosis,  etiology
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / complications*,  congenital*,  diagnosis
Splenic Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Time Factors

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