Why have the outcomes of abdominal hernia repair in children improved over the years?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The morbidity and mortality associated with omphalocele or gastroschisis in infants over the past 35 years has greatly decreased because of better preoperative and postoperative care. Specifically, these improved outcomes are secondary to advances in neonatal ventilator care and the development and use of total parental nutrition during the period of transition to normal bowel function.


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