Vacuum-assisted closure: a new method for treating patients with giant omphalocele.


INTRODUCTION Closure of giant omphalocele can present a surgical challenge. Neither silo, skin flap, nor primary closure has been successful in treating all patients. We present a novel application of the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device, which allows for improved results in these difficult cases. METHODS The VAC device (KCI, San Antonio, Tex… (More)


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