The diaphragm develops at 7 – 10 weeks’ gestation. 85% of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is left-sided.
The main problems postnatally are pulmonary hypoplasia (depending on the amount of abdominal contents in the thorax) and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
External link: BINOCAR report 2011
First published: 26/10/13