Case Report: PDF OnlyCongenital Diaphragmatic Hernia with Familial Occurrence in a Taiwanese PedigreeDing, Dah-Chinga, b, *; Hsu, Senzanb; Chu, Ta-Weic; Chen, Wei-Huad Author Information aGraduate Institute of Medical Science, Tzu Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Center, Hualien, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Armed Forces Tao-Yuan General Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. dDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. *Correspondence to: Dr. Dah-Ching Ding, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Center, 707, Section 3, Chung-Yang Road, Hualien 970, Taiwan, R.O.C. E-mail: [email protected] Received: October 5, 2004 • Accepted: April 4, 2005 Journal of the Chinese Medical Association 68(10):p 484-486, October 2005. | DOI: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70079-6 Metrics Abstract Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a developmental defect that accounts for 8% of all major congenital anomalies and is associated with a high mortality rate despite optimal postnatal treatment. Its etiology is uncertain. We report a case of familial CDH in a Taiwanese family. We believe autosomal recessive inheritance is the possible genetic etiology of CDH in this family. © 2005 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.