Surgical options in the management of large omphaloceles.

  title={Surgical options in the management of large omphaloceles.},
  author={E. I. Hatch and Roger Baxter},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={153 5},
Forty-six neonates with omphaloceles seen at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle from 1975 to 1985 were reviewed. There was an 87 percent survival rate in those surgically managed. The 23 neonates who underwent primary closure all survived. The 13 neonates with giant omphaloceles with the liver in the defect who received silon chimneys had a 46 percent mortality rate and a high complication rate, with prolonged hospitalization. Two neonates with giant omphaloceles were managed… CONTINUE READING
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