Pediatr Surg Int 2019 Nov 3;35(11):1265-1270. Epub 2019 Sep 3.
Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 11025, Cincinnati, OH, 45229-3039, USA.
Aim: With the advancement in the treatment strategies of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), there is an increase in the survival rates. This fact leads to an increase in the morbidity and extrapulmonary complications in the long term such as failure to thrive, hernia recurrence, neurodevelopmental delay, gastrointestinal problems, and musculoskeletal anomalies. Herein, we aim to investigate the association between the long-term musculoskeletal complications in CDH patients regarding the defect size, repair type, and perinatal parameters. Read More