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What are their any alternatives to surgery for omphalocele?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: a lot depends on the size of the omphalocele. the larger it is(the defect) the more organs it will contain. small ones can be closed easily like a hernia. larger ones may need to be closed gardually via several operations spanning many months. the most significant issue is if there are there any associated birth defects. these defect ocurr about 30% of the time and can affect the heart, brain, etc

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