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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148-151

Use of composite mesh in gastroschisis: A unique approach


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal Medical College and Government Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishesh K Dikshit
Ward 1A, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal Medical College and Government Hospital, Sion Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.160410

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Gastroschisis is a congenital defect of the abdominal wall involving evisceration of abdominal contents. Initial surgical treatment of this condition depends on the size of the defect, size of the abdominal cavity and amount of bowel exposed. Various techniques described are primary closure, use of the skin flap and silo bag application, followed by fascial closure. Here we present a case wherein even after 7 days of silo bag application, fascial closure was not possible, and a composite mesh was used to cover the bowel until further repair could be attempted.


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