A 41-year-old member asked:
What are their any alternatives to surgery for omphalocele?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Surgery 44 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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me if there are any alternatives to surgery for omphalocele?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 24 years experience
No: Unfortunately, there are no other real alternatives. The bowel needs to be placed back in abdomen, slowly (depending on how much is outside) and the defect has to closed primarily (ie surgery).
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Last updated Nov 24, 2014
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