Prenatal imaging of a fetus with the rare combination of a right congenital diaphragmatic hernia and a giant omphalocele

Ayasa Nonaka, Nobuhiro Hidaka, Saki Kido, Kotaro Fukushima, Kiyoko Kato

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Abstract

A co-existing right congenital diaphragmatic hernia and omphalocele is rare. We present images of a fetus diagnosed with this rare combination of anomalies. Early neonatal death occurred immediately after full-term birth due to severe respiratory insufficiency. In this case, disturbance of chest wall development due to the omphalocele rather than the diaphragmatic hernia was considered as the main cause of lung hypoplasia. Our experience suggests that caution should be exercised for severe respiratory insufficiency in a neonate with an omphalocele and diaphragmatic hernia, even in the absence of an intra-thoracic liver, one of the indicators of poor outcome for congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalCongenital Anomalies
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

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