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Giant omphalocele-prenatal diagnostics, pregnancy evaluation and postnatal treatment.
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PMID:  22905481     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This study describes prenatal diagnostics of fetal omphalocele by ultrasonographic examination, planned childbirth by cesarean section and surgical correction of the anomaly in an older primipara who became pregnant through a spontaneous menstrual cycle after a five-year long medical examination and treatment of infertility. Pregnancy was carried out to full term. Planned cesarean section performed at 40 weeks of pregnancy gave birth to an infant with a giant omphalocele 8-9 cm in size with an abdominal wall defect approximately 5 cm in size. The same day the newborn was subjected to surgery during which the hernial sac containing intestine was repositioned inside the child's abdomen and a paraumbilical defect in the abdominal wall was sutured. The newborn spent seven days in the intensive care unit on assisted ventilation in order to maintain a constant level of intraabdominal pressure. The postoperative period was complication-free. The infant was released from the hospital after 14 days completely adapted and ready for breastfeeding. The rest of the neonatal period remained without complications.
M Zamurovic; A Jurisic; S Brankovic
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology Narodni front, Medical Faculty University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.
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