Visceral coverage with absorbable mesh followed by split-thickness skin graft in the treatment of ruptured giant omphalocele

@article{Yamagishi2006VisceralCW,
  title={Visceral coverage with absorbable mesh followed by split-thickness skin graft in the treatment of ruptured giant omphalocele},
  author={Junko Yamagishi and Yuki Ishimaru and Hajime Takayasu and Yushi Otani and Kazunori Tahara and Masahiro Hatanaka and Akito Hamajima and Akira Hasumi and Hitoshi Ikeda},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={199-201}
}
We report a case of ruptured giant omphalocele in whom herniated organs were successfully covered by an absorbable mesh and a subsequent skin graft. A 2,200 g male baby was born at 35 weeks of gestation. An abdominal wall abnormality was detected by prenatal ultrasound at 21 weeks of gestation. At birth, the entire liver, stomach, and small and large bowel had herniated from the defect of the abdominal wall. The thorax and abdomen were highly underdeveloped, and attempts to reduce the organs… CONTINUE READING