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.

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This document has been withdrawn because PHE no longer produces fetal anomaly screening leaflets for health professionals. Please refer to ‘CDH: description in brief’ instead.


[Withdrawn] Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH): information for health professionals

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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
Last updated 7 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Withdraw this publication in September 2018 because the fetal anomaly screening programme no longer produces leaflets for health professionals.
  2. First published.