What is the role of abdominal binding in the treatment of 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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An alternative technique for omphaloceles is abdominal binding. With sequential pressure, the viscera can be reduced into the abdomen over a similar period, followed by delayed primary closure. During final abdominal closure, a prosthetic patch of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) or biosynthetic mesh can bridge the gap between the rectus muscles. Tissue expanders can facilitate this stage. [49] Orchiopexy can be performed for cryptorchid testes at the time of final closure.


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