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Morgagni's hernia in infants and children.
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PMID:  9641369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report my experience of Morgagni's hernia in 4 infants and 1 child. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Teaching hospital, Saudi Arabia. SUBJECTS: 4 infants and 1 child with Morgagni's hernias, one of which was recurrent. INTERVENTIONS: Repair through an abdominal incision. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Presentation, morbidity, and recurrence. RESULTS: 4 of the 5 cases presented with respiratory distress or pulmonary infection, or both; 1 presented with failure to thrive as well. 3 patients had associated anomalies (hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, malrotation of the gut, and left inguinal hernia; Down syndrome; and multiple Mongolian spots and umbilical hernia). The hernia was recognised on chest radiograph in all cases, and confirmed by barium studies in 3. All the hernias were repaired through an abdominal incision. There were no deaths and no early complications, but late complications included a recurrence and incisional hernia in 1 patient and midgut volvulus caused by associated anomalies in another. CONCLUSION: Outcome is usually influenced by associated anomalies and the seriousness of the effects of the hernia. Timely diagnosis and repair can improve outcome.
A Latif Al-Arfaj
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica     Volume:  164     ISSN:  1102-4151     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Surg     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-27     Completed Date:  1998-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105264     Medline TA:  Eur J Surg     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / radiography,  surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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