Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a condition in which a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest, which prevents the lungs from developing normally, resulting in pulmonary hypoplasia. CDH can be life-threatening unless treated, and patients benefit from coordinated long-term follow-up care. Learn about how CHOP cares for children with CDH.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is an extremely complex condition that requires delicate care and comprehensive management by an experienced team. At Children's Hospital, you'll find a rare continuity of care, from prenatal management to expert surgical repair and a dedicated follow-up program.