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Medical Term:

congenital diaphragmatic hernia


failure of the left pleuroperitoneal membrane to fuse with the posterior margin of the diaphragm; most commonly occurs on the left side;

Synonym(s): retrosternal hernia

Synonym(s): foramen of Bochdalek hernia

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