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Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  1. C P O'Neill,
  2. R Mabrouk,
  3. W A McCallion
  1. Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Belfast Hospital For Sick Children, Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6BE, UK;

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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) presents most frequently in the newborn period, with neonates exhibiting severe respiratory distress. However, a proportion (estimated to be between 5% to 30%1) present beyond the neonatal period.

We report a case of an 18 month old child who presented with acute tension pneumothorax. The previously healthy 18 …

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