Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in 1: 3 – 4,000 live births. Nearly 70% are diagnosed antenatally and about 30% of total cases die antenatally as a result of miscarriage or termination.
85% of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is left-sided.
Reference: Field D, Hyman-Taylor P, Bacon C and Draper ES on behalf of MBRRACE-UK. Perinatal Confidential Enquiry – Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Leicester: The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester. 2014.
Previously published: 14/07/15