How prevalent is midgut volvulus in pediatric omphalocele and gastroschisis (abdominal wall defects)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2019
  • Author: James G Glasser, MD, MA, FACS; Chief Editor: Dharmendra J Nimavat, MD, FAAP  more...
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A multi-institutional retrospective study identified 115 infants with omphalocele and 299 with gastroschisis, during the years 2000-2008. [43] Midgut volvulus occurred in 8 cases overall: 5 omphalocele babies and 3 gastroschisis babies. These authors advocate a Ladd procedure, concomitant with repair of an omphalocele. [43]

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