A "plastic" sutureless abdominal wall closure in gastroschisis.

  title={A "plastic" sutureless abdominal wall closure in gastroschisis.},
  author={Anthony D Sandler and John P Lawrence and John J. Meehan and Laura Phearman and Robert Soper},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={39 5},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Several techniques are described for closure of the gastroschisis abdominal wall defect. The authors describe a technique that allows for spontaneous closure that is simple, cosmetically appealing, and minimizes intraabdominal pressure after bowel reduction. METHODS Under either general anesthetic or analgesia with sedation, the gastroschisis bowel is decompressed, and the bowel is primarily reduced. The gastroschisis defect is covered with the umbilical cord tailored to… CONTINUE READING


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