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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  1. A A K Kotis,
  2. P Tsikouris,
  3. L Guindaglia
  1. Radiology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece
  1. Dr A A K Kotis, Radiology Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Agii Apostoli, Rhodes 85100, Greece; kotisnet{at}

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A female infant aged 5.5 months of Balkan origin arrived at the emergency department of our hospital with fever of 38.8°C, tachypnoea of 60 breaths per minute, heart rate of 110 beats per minute and oxygen saturation of 100%. The patient was admitted to the Paediatric Clinic and underwent full laboratory and culture tests, which were negative for infection. Initial chest x ray at admittance showed a consolidation of the left upper lobe of the left lung and the presence of air in the left …

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