Gastroschisis in 106 consecutive newborn infants.

  title={Gastroschisis in 106 consecutive newborn infants.},
  author={Susan R Luck and Joseph O Sherman and John Raffensperger and I Richard Goldstein},
  volume={98 4},
Primary tissue closure of gastroschisis remains controversial. Some surgeons routinely place a silicone rubber sheet silo over the exposed bowel, planning a staged closure. In the past 14 1/2 years, we have cared for 106 newborns with gastroschisis, closing the defect primarily in 80%. The success of this technique depends on enlarging the abdominal cavity and decreasing the volume of bowel that must be replaced in the peritoneal cavity. Thorough preoperative rectal irrigation should evacuate… CONTINUE READING
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