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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia with Partial Gastric Volvulus Simulating As Pneumothorax - Abstract

Bilal Mirza, Muhammad Saleem



Late presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia may have varied clinical presentations which often simulate other entities. We encountered an infant with severe respiratory distress of sudden onset. It was initially thought of as tension pneumothorax; further events revealed it as congenital diaphragmatic hernia with partial gastric volvulus leading to gastrothorax which simulated as tension pneumothorax. Patient underwent surgery and repair of posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia with a good postoperative outcome.

Keywords: congenital diaphragmatic hernia, gastric volvulus, pneumothorax, thoracentesis


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