Long term follow-up in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 613/CSB 417, Charleston SC 29425, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Survivorship of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) has created a unique cohort of children, adolescents and adults with complex medical and surgical needs. Morbidities specific to this disease benefit from multi-specialty care, and the long term follow up of these patients offers a tremendous opportunity for research and collaboration. Herein we aim to offer an overview of the challenges that modern CDH survivors face, and include a risk-stratified algorithm as a general guideline for a multi-specialty follow up program.

Keywords

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia,Long term,Multidisciplinary,Outcomes,

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