When are topical medications and abdominal wrapping indicated in the treatment of an omphalocele (abdominal hernia)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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For children with an omphalocele and life-threatening associated conditions, a poor probability of survival, or a very large omphalocele, the combination of topical escharotic agents and daily abdominal wrapping with an elastic bandage has produced successful closure in many patients.


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