Archivos argentinos de pediatría
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MARFORTT, Daniel et al. Hernia diafragmática posterolateral de presentación tardía. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2005, vol.103, n.4, pp. 338-340. ISSN 1668-3501.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are often symptomatic in the neonatal period. However, up to 5% of the patients can remain asymptomatic until later in life and the appropiate diagnosis is challenging for pediatricians in these cases. We present an 11-month old male with a mass located in the left hemithorax. The patient did not have previous respiratory symptoms related to the diaphragmatic hernia. A chest CAT scan confirmed a left diaphragmatic hernia and the subsequent surgical correction was uneventfull.
Palabras llave : Posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia; Late presentation.