HerniasBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1059 (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1059
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Here’s one question from this week’s quiz on hernias from the MRCS
A baby with left congenital diaphragmatic hernia presented with dyspnoea and cyanosis one hour after birth. Which of the following is/are correct?
The abdomen would also be distended
Both apex beat and trachea are likely to be deviated to the right
The first resuscitative measure should be to supply oxygen and assist ventilation with a face mask
The most common site of the diaphragmatic defect is posterolaterally
The prognosis would be better if the baby had presented later at 48 hours after birth
Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1059