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Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2015 Jan-Mar;12(1):79-81. doi: 10.4103/0189-6725.150991.

Left posterolateral strangulated congenital diaphragmatic hernia in children: About a case at the Charles de Gaulle Paediatric Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

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Department of Paediatric Surgery, Charles de Gaulle Paediatric Teaching Hospital 01, PO Box 1198, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso.

Abstract

Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is uncommon. It poses considerable diagnostic challenges when it strangulates. The authors report a case of a left posterolateral strangulated congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a 5-year-old child diagnosed at the stage of acute intestinal occlusion with intestinal necrosis and managed successfully. A strangulated congenital diaphragmatic hernia should be suspected in the case of an association of sudden-onset respiratory and digestive manifestations with no sign of trauma or specific pulmonary history. It then requires an antero posterior thoracic X-ray or, even better, a thoracic-abdominal scan to confirm the diagnosis.

PMID:
25659558
PMCID:
PMC4955490
DOI:
10.4103/0189-6725.150991
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