Repair of Omphalocele
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.