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.



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.