Staged reduction of gastroschisis: a simple method
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- Kidd, J., Levy, M. & Wagner, C. Pediatr Surg Int (2001) 17: 242. doi:10.1007/s003830000450
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Staged reduction of abdominal contents using a silastic sheet has become standard management in gastroschisis where primary closure is not possible. With the introduction of a pre-made Silastic silo coupled to a spring-loaded ring (Ben Tec, Sacramento, CA), the procedure can be done at the bedside. We present a simple technique utilizing a disposable umbilical-cord clamp that makes reduction a fast, one-physician procedure and present a preoperative step that facilitates tension-free closure of the abdominal fascia.