Long-term morbidity of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A plea for standardization

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Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) survivors present long-term morbidities in several systems, including the neurodevelopmental, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal ones, and CDH long-term sequelae are increasingly being recognized. Due to high co-morbidity, health related quality of life in a significant proportion of CDH patients might be compromised. As a consequence of consciousness on the long-term sequelae of CDH survivors, and their consequences for life, several follow-up programs were brought to life worldwide. In this review, we will summarize the long-term sequelae of CDH survivors, the impact of new treatments, and analyze the consistency of follow-up programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-310
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Follow-up
  • Outcomes
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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