Why has there been modest progress in mortality rates in patients with syndromic omphaloceles?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Patients with syndromic omphaloceles have had only modest increases in mortality secondary to the unchanged severity of their associated defects. The improvement in this population results from prenatal recognition, earlier prenatal transport to pediatric surgical referral centers, and enhanced perioperative care.


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