A case report of diaphragmatic eventration in a premature newborn

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How to Cite: A case report of diaphragmatic eventration in a premature newborn , Jentashapir J Health Res. Online ahead of Print ; 2(3):1-5.

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Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: 2 (3); 1-5
Published Online: June 30, 2011
Article Type: Letter

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Abstract

Background: Diaphragm of eventration is a defect of whole or a part of diaphragm muscle and replacing it with fibroplastic tissue. The incidence of eventration is uncertain. The article aims to report a newborn with congenital diaphragmatic eventration.

Case report: The case is a dysmorphic male premature newborn which born at 33 gestational age. Due to sever respiratory distress the patient admitted immediately in NICU and underwent associated ventilation. Despite thoracotomy and also exploratory surgery, he died after thirty days.

Conclusion: We as health care givers have responsibility to inform people about prevention of genetic abnormalities and importance of genetic consoling before decision for having a child.

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