Conservative management of giant omphaloceles with hydrocolloid dressings

Estefania Roldan-Vasquez, Andrea Canelos, Andres Caicedo, Edwin Ocaña

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Omphalocele is a life-threatening abdominal wall defect without a treatment consensus due to its increased risk of complications. Discrepancies exist between a prompt or a delayed closure. In these cases, we present for the first time a conservative approach to close giant omphalocele lesions using hydrocolloid dressing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101700
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Escharotic therapy
  • Giant omphalocele
  • Hydrocolloid dressing
  • Minimally aggressive intervention
  • Omphalocele


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