Preformed silos versus traditional abdominal wall closure in gastroschisis: 163 infants at a single institution.

@article{Charlesworth2014PreformedSV,
  title={Preformed silos versus traditional abdominal wall closure in gastroschisis: 163 infants at a single institution.},
  author={Paul Charlesworth and Ibiyinka Akinnola and Charlotte Hammerton and Pranithia Praveena and Ashish P. Desai and Shailish Patel and Mark Davenport},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={88-93}
}
INTRODUCTION The surgical management of gastroschisis (GS) is controversial. The most commonly used strategy for abdominal wall closure is surgery on day 1 of life with the aim of primary closure (PC) or construction of a surgical silo (SS) and secondary closure thereafter. The other widely used technique is application of a preformed silo (PFS) and reduction of contents over a few days before final closure. There is still a paucity of comparative outcome data. METHODS A retrospective case… CONTINUE READING

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