Giant omphalocele treated by staged operation and successive conservative therapy using artificial dermis (Terudermis®) for effective epithelization

Yutaka Kanamori, Kazunori Tahara, Mai Kutsukake, Yohei Yamada, Teizaburo Mori, Yumi Kudo, Kazue Miyake, Takuro Fujita, Akihiro Fujino, Yu Abiko, Kana Fukui, Yuka Wada, Yushi Ito

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Abstract

A giant omphalocele was successfully treated with a two-step procedure. The first step was a three-staged operation with Gore-tex® sheet to elongate the abdominal muscular layer, and the second step was conservative treatment using the artificial dermis (Terudermis®) to attain effective epithelization at the residual skin defect areas. The proper combination therapy of surgical and conservative treatments may be effective for giant omphalocele because some novel materials and methods including silver-containing materials, povidone-iodine, artificial dermis and negative pressure wound therapy have become available. We report one optional treatment here. The best combination of these strategies for the treatment of giant omphalocele should be sought in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101959
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Artificial dermis
  • Giant omphalocele
  • Skin epithelization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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