Abdomen, Pelvis & Perineum
At birth, an infant presents with a stomach that has herniated into the diaphragm. Where is the defect that resulted in the herniation (LQ)
This is a case of CDH (congenital diaphragmatic hernia) and most common CDH is Bochdalek’s hernia.
• A defect in a pleuro-peritoneal membrane (usually left) is the typical site of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Bochdalek) where the membrane fails to close one of the pericardio-peritoneal canals.
• Septum transversum forms the central tendon