What is the nonoperative management strategy for gastroschisis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Nonoperative management of gastroschisis, also known as plastic closure, is an alternative to conventional primary operative closure or staged silo closure. Although it is considered safe, nonoperative management is nonetheless associated with an increased incidence of umbilical hernias. [48]


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