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Updates In: Abdominal Wall Defects - Abstract

Bhanumathi Lakshminarayanan, Kokila Lakhoo



Abdominal wall defects seen in children include gastroschisis, exomphalos, exstrophy, umbilical hernias and patent vitellointestinal duct or patent urachus. The commonest defects managed in the newborn period are gastroschisis and exomphalos. Umbilical hernias result from a failure of closure of the umbilical muscle fascia, have a different natural history to the conditions that require management in the neonatal period. These various conditions in the paediatric age group are discussed along with their management and challenges.

Keywords: congenital, abdominal wall defects, gastroschisis, exomphalos, exstrophy, umbilical hernia


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