Repair of Omphalocele

  • A. Francois TrappeyIII
  • Payam SaadaiEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for primary closure of a small- to moderate-sized omphalocele. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: excision of the omphalocele sac, examination of abdominal contents, reduction of abdominal contents, raising of skin flaps, and primary abdominal wall closure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Primary closure of omphalocele Omphalocele Abdominal wall defect Congenital malformation Neonatal surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, Davis, Department of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal SurgerySacramentoUSA
  2. 2.UC Davis Medical Center/Shriners Hospital for Children, Division of Pediatric SurgerySacramentoUSA

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