International Research Journal of Basic and Clinical Studies Vol.4(2): pp. 018-022, December, 2016
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Case Report

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a three-year-old boy: A case report and review of the literature

*Oliemen Peterside, Ibinabo Spiff and Felix O Akinbami

Department of Peadiatrics and Child Health, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma,Bayelsa State, Nigeria

*Corresponding author email address: docolyemen@yahoo.com

 

ABSTRACT

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is uncommon with an incidence of 1 in 2000 to 3500 live births.Less than 20% of cases present outside the neonatal period frequently posing diagnosticchallenges. We report a case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a three-year-old boy who hadpreviously been treated at other centres without a definitive diagnosis. This is aimed at highlightingthe diagnostic and treatment challenges involved in the management of this patient.

Keywords: Congenital, diaphragmatic hernia, late presenting