Guidance

CDH: definition, screening, diagnosis, treatment

This leaflet sets out congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and the processes following a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of the condition.

Documents

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH): information for health professionals

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

This document explains the fetal anomaly condition congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

The publication sets out:

  • what the condition is
  • the condition’s prevalence
  • screening and diagnosis processes
  • treatment options
  • the prognosis for the baby
  • possibility of recurrence in future pregnancy
  • condition prevention possibilities
  • the referral pathway

The NHS fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) tests for this condition.

Published 1 April 2012