Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 242–244

Staged reduction of gastroschisis: a simple method

  • J. N. Kidd
  • M. S. Levy
  • C. W. Wagner
TECHNICAL INNOVATION

DOI: 10.1007/s003830000450

Cite this article as:
Kidd, J., Levy, M. & Wagner, C. Pediatr Surg Int (2001) 17: 242. doi:10.1007/s003830000450

Abstract

 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.

Keywords Abdominal wall defectsGastroschisisSilo

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Kidd
    • 1
  • M. S. Levy
    • 1
  • C. W. Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, AR 72202-3501, USAMH