The use of Alloderm in the closure of a giant omphalocele

Samuel M. Alaish, Eric D. Strauch

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Abstract

Giant omphaloceles are associated with a considerable loss of abdominal domain. Early primary repair of the fascia is either not possible or poorly tolerated by the infant. Current surgical options result in a ventral hernia requiring future surgery or involve the chronic use of prosthetic patches with or without tissue expanders. This case presentation describes an alternative surgical approach that results in early fascial closure using an interposition graft of Alloderm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E37-E39
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall defect
  • Alloderm
  • Fascial substitute
  • Giant omphalocele
  • Interposition graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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