Breakthrough in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH): Birth defect in which malformation of the diaphragm allows the abdominal organs to push into the thorax and interfere with proper lung formation

  • Results from the trial (Outcome was poor)
  • Chorio-aminiotic separation
  • Preterm rupture of membrane

Boston Children is looking at other ways to make lungs grow through studying very rare disease Congenital High Airway Obstruction (CHAOS) which has the characteristics of enhanced lung growth.




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