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What is the clinical presentation of a baby with congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

What is the clinical presentation of a baby with congenital diaphragmatic hernia?

ANSWER:
– Most infants with CDH exhibit significant respiratory distress within the first few hours of life.

– respiratory distress
– dyspnea
– tachypnea
– retractions
– cyanosis
– bowel sounds in the chest
– maximal heart sounds on the right
– ipsilateral chest dullness to percussion

Lange neonatology, p.577
surgical recall, 4th ed, p.517

SURGICAL RECALL

Neonatology: Management,  Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs, Sixth Edition (LANGE Clinical Science)

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