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Giant exomphalos--conservative or operative treatment?
  1. D C Gough,
  2. A W Auldist

    Abstract

    The rate of survival for infants with intact giant exomphatos has much improved during the last 20 years; this is partly due to better respiratory and nutritional support. The use of a staged operative closure using a sialon prosthesis has been advocated for 12 years, but our data do not show this to be superior to nonoperative management.

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