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The late presentation of postero-lateral congenital diaphragmatic hernias.
  1. N. D. Heaton,
  2. G. Adam,
  3. E. R. Howard
  1. Department of Surgery, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK.


    Four patients presenting after the neonatal period with a combination of respiratory and gastro-intestinal symptoms and signs which point to the diagnosis of congenital postero-lateral diaphragmatic hernias are discussed. Late presentation is more common than previously acknowledged. Early correct diagnosis and treatment are associated with an excellent clinical outcome.

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