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Preoperative stabilisation in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
  1. L K Shanbhogue,
  2. P K Tam,
  3. G Ninan,
  4. D A Lloyd
  1. Institute of Child Health, University of Liverpool.


    Between January 1983 and November 1986, 26 newborn infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia were treated by early operation at a mean of 7 hours of age. A further 23 infants admitted between December 1986 and December 1989 were stabilised for a mean period of 40 hours before operation. There was no significant difference in survival between the two groups. Delayed operation is not detrimental to infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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