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International Journal of Recent Surgical and Medical Sciences


Omphalocele (OC) is a congenital abdominal wall defect (CAWD) at the site of the umbilical ring with evisceration of the bowel covered by a three-layered membrane of peritoneum, Wharton’s jelly, and amnion. It is associated with an underdeveloped abdominal cavity and a high degree of viscera abdominal disproportion. An adult female giant OC patient was treated at our hospital using the component separation technique (CST) after reviewing different standard techniques. No evidence of any compartment syndrome or ventral hernia was detected postoperatively. Giant OC in an adult healed in the same way using CST as in an infant with favorable outcomes.

Keywords: Exomphalos, Exomphalos major, Giant omphalocele. Omphalocele,

How to cite this article: Huda T, Mhaske A. Exomphalos Major in Adults: A Treatment Modality. Int J Recent Surg Med Sci 2016;2(2):66-69.

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