Doctor, My Chest is Deformed…..
Congenital chest wall deformities occurred in roughly 1% of children and if asymptomatic are often overlooked and taken lightly. This results in a progressive deformity of the chest and delays in diagnosis of the underlying causes. Complications can also develop from the underlying condition. Chest wall deformities are associated with a number of syndromes and other anomalies including abnormalities of the diaphragm. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is one of the underlying causes of chest deformity. Congenital Morgagni Hernia (CMH) is a rare form of CDH and consists of 3-5% in all CDH. Many cases were delayed in diagnosis due to the subtle presentation or were incidental findings. The consequence of delay in diagnosis can lead to the onset of complications which carries morbidities and even mortality. We report a case of a child with missed diagnosis of a rare condition Morgagni Diaphragmatic Hernia presenting with chest deformity.
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