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CDH: description in brief

This leaflet can help healthcare professionals speak with people, following suspected or confirmed diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH): information for parents

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This publication explains the condition congenital diaphragmatic hernia, identified by the fetal anomaly ultrasound scan.

The document includes information about:

  • what the condition is
  • how common it is
  • how it is diagnosed and confirmed
  • what treatment is available
  • what the outlook for the baby is
  • what happens next
  • how likely it is to happen in future pregnancy
  • where more support and information is available
Published 1 April 2012
Last updated 11 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated patient information leaflet.
  2. First published.