Article : Staged closure of a giant omphalocele with amnion preservation, modified technique

Akram H. Aljahdali, Hussah M. Al-Buainain, Erik D. Skarsgard


Closure of a giant omphalocele can be challenging. Preservation of the amnion in staged closure is not commonly practiced. Here, we describe 2 cases of giant omphalocele treated with a modified amnion preservation, staged closure technique. This paper demonstrates the feasibility and safety of this technique, and the versatility of amnion to adapt to an escharization strategy if closure is not achievable.

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