Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a condition in which a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest, which prevents the lungs from developing normally, resulting in pulmonary hypoplasia. CDH can be life-threatening unless treated, and patients benefit from coordinated long-term follow-up care. Learn about how CHOP cares for children with CDH.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Peyton's Story

Why Choose Us?

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is an extremely complex condition that requires delicate care and comprehensive management by an experienced team. At Children's Hospital, you'll find a rare continuity of care, from prenatal management to expert surgical repair and a dedicated follow-up program.