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Pediatr Neonatol. 2013 Dec 21. pii: S1875-9572(13)00191-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2013.10.004. [Epub ahead of print]

VACTERL Association Complicated with Right-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Radiology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 4Taiji Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 5North County Laser Eye Associates, Carlsbad, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • 6Department of Pediatrics, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: jhchang90@yahoo.com.tw.

Abstract

We describe a neonate with VACTERL association and right-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Such coexistence is rare. The lack of symptoms during the early neonatal period, the absence of bowel loops herniated into the right thoracic cavity, and an unfinished surgery led to clinical and radiological diagnostic difficulties. Respiratory distress occurred when the patient was 2 months old. Chest radiology plain film revealed typical findings of right-sided CDH. The diagnosis was confirmed after surgical exploration.

Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.

KEYWORDS:

VACTERL/VATER association; congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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