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Iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia in an infant following cardiac surgery: the culprit in a case of unresolved respiratory distress: Case report and review of the literature

  • Erica N. Heinrichs (a1) and Michelle S. Miller (a2) (a3)

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Acquired diaphragmatic hernia is a rare complication of pediatric intervention or surgery. In this study, we report an infant with iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia following neonatal complex congenital cardiac surgery, and then we review the associated literature.

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Author for correspondence: Erica N. Heinrichs, Medical Student 4th Year, Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2019, 3004 South Miller Road, Tallahassee, FL 33596, USA. Tel: +813-362-4740; E-mail: enh09c@med.fsu.edu

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Cite this article: Heinrichs EN, Miller MS. (2019) Iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia in an infant following cardiac surgery: the culprit in a case of unresolved respiratory distress. Case report and review of the literature. Cardiology in the Young29: 238–240. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118001968

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Iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia in an infant following cardiac surgery: the culprit in a case of unresolved respiratory distress: Case report and review of the literature

  • Erica N. Heinrichs (a1) and Michelle S. Miller (a2) (a3)

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