How is progressive compression dressing used in the treatment of an omphalocele sac (abdominal hernia)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Progressive compression dressing of an omphalocele sac with an inner layer of saline moistened dressings and an outer dressing of a self-adhesive compression bandage can reduce viscera over 5-10 days, after which time delayed primary fascial and skin closure is accomplished.

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