Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of 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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Answer

The liver of a child with a repaired giant omphalocele is located in the epigastrium, where it is more vulnerable to trauma. Therefore, these children should avoid contact sports.


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