Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair

July 23, 2013

This 3D medical animation shows a congenital diaphragmatic hernia in which a baby’s abdominal organs push through a defect, or opening, in the baby’s diaphragm during pregnancy.

This 3D medical animation shows a congenital diaphragmatic hernia in which a baby’s abdominal organs push through a defect, or opening, in the baby’s diaphragm during pregnancy. The animation explains the normal function of the diaphragm, and the effects of a diaphragmatic hernia on the developing baby’s lungs. Key steps of the operation to repair a congenital diaphragmatic hernia are depicted.

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