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Abdominal wall defects.
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PMID:  12130917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Survival for newborns with congenital abdominal wall defects (primarily omphalocele and gastroschisis) has improved, but controversy remains regarding etiology, anatomy and embryology, the role of prenatal diagnosis and mode of delivery, and initial management. A number of recent studies have added to our knowledge and understanding of several of these topics, while several others have raised questions regarding traditional initial management of these infants. Continued improvement in the survival of these infants can be anticipated with further understanding of the in utero and antepartum diagnosis and management of infants with these common congenital abnormalities.
Thomas R Weber; Macy Au-Fliegner; Cynthia D Downard; Steven J Fishman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1040-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-19     Completed Date:  2002-09-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 63104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / abnormalities*
Gastroschisis / diagnosis*,  mortality,  therapy*
Hernia, Umbilical / diagnosis*,  mortality,  therapy*
Infant, Newborn

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