A strategy for treatment of giant omphalocele


SÖNMEZ K. , Onal E., KARABULUT R. , Turan O., TÜRKYILMAZ Z. , Hirfanoglu I., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.6, no.3, pp.274-277, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12519-010-0016-3
  • Title of Journal : WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-277
  • Keywords: giant omphalocele, newborn, treatment, ABDOMINAL-WALL DEFECTS, EXTERNAL COMPRESSION, STAGED REPAIR, REDUCTION, MANAGEMENT, CLOSURE, MESH, GASTROSCHISIS, ADHESIONS, SAC

Abstract

The management of giant omphalocele (GO) presents a major challenge to pediatric surgeons. Current treatment modalities may result in wound infection, fascial separation, and abdominal domain loss. We report a GO infant who required a delayed closure and was managed using sterile incision drape and polypropylene mesh.