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Below are websites available on the World Wide Web for more information about Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia:

http://health.allrefer.com/health/diaphragmatic-hernia-infant-diaphragmatic-hernia.html
Easy to understand diagrams that show normal and abnormal anatomy.  Also has short descriptions of surgical procedures and after surgery results.

http://www.cherubs-cdh.org/
The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research.  Answers common questions on CDH and provides resources available for families with children that have CDH.

http://www.pedisurg.com/PtEduc/Congenital_Diaphragmatic_Hernia.htm
Simple diagrams that show normal and abnormal anatomy.  Also shows how CDH is treated.

http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_cdh.html
Links to CDH research.

http://fetalsurgery.chop.edu/CDHintr7.shtm
Includes short description, evaluation, and treatment options with CDH.

http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/factsheets/diseases_conditions/diaphragmatic_hernia/
For inquiring families that need a basic overview of CDH.  Provides common questions and answers them about CDH.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002936.htm
Gives a good picture of the diaphragm.

http://encarta.msn.com/media_461517091/Diaphragm_and_Respiration.html
Provides an easy to understand overview of how the diaphragm plays a role in inhalation and exhalation.

Below are websites available on the World Wide Web for more information about Cardiovascular Defects

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4565
This website is a good source of information for some of the heart defects that the baby can encounter with CDH.  It provides detailed descriptions of ASD, VSD, and transposition of the great arteries.

Below are websites available on the World Wide Web for more information about Gastrointestinal Defects

http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/factsheets/diseases_conditions/duodenal_atresia/
Overview of how a baby can get duodenal artesia and how that can be related to CDH.

Below are websites available on the World Wide Web for more information about Renal Defects

http://www.duj.com/hydronephrosis.html
A brief explanation on the effects of hydronephrosis on the baby's function and how it can occur.

http://www.hygeia.org/poems22.htm
Explains how renal agenesis works and the complications that it causes.

Below are websites available on the World Wide Web for more information about Neural Defects

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/spina_bifida.htm
Explains the deformations and complications that lead to spina bifida.  Detailed description of a normal baby as compared to one that has spina bifida.



 

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