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A simple technique for the repair of a complex case of exomphalos major

Journal: International Surgery Journal (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 102-107

Keywords : Exomphalos major; Giant omphalocele; Hepato-omphalocele; Complex omphalocele; Kaul-Bedi technique;

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Various techniques have been tried and described by various surgeons to repair an exomphalos major. Our patient was a case of giant exomphalos, also called a hepato-omphalocele, presenting at 22 months of age with a major exodus of abdominal viscera. Our technique of staged repair was simple, innovative, without the use of prosthesis or elaborate equipment, did not require assisted ventilation or prolonged hospital stay and consequently cut on the cost of treatment. There were no post-operative complications and the result was very satisfactory. We wish to call it the 'Kaul-Bedi Technique' for repair of complex omphaloceles.

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