Virtual Pediatric Hospital(tm) : A digital library of pediatric information

Home | Search | About Us | FAQ | Reviews | Contact Us
Additional pediatric resources: SearchingPediatrics.com | Pediatric Commons Facebook iconTwitter iconRSS icon | PediatricEducation.org | GeneralPediatrics.com

Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Correlapaedia - a Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology: Case 52

Correlapaedia - a Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology

Case 52

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.,
Steven J. Fishman, M.D.,
Deborah E. Schofield, M.D.

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Chief Complaint:
Newborn full term female with an anterior abdominal wall defect.

Clinical History:
The patient was a female born electively at 38 weeks gestation with a large anterior abdominal wall defect that was diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound at 20 weeks. She also had a ventricular septal defect via echocardiography.

icon gif icon gif Images 1 and 2

Clinical Physical Exam:
Large omphalocele

Clinical Labs:
Non-contributory

Clinical Differential Diagnosis:
Omphalocele

Imaging Findings:
A chest film from the first day of life showed a large omphalocele.

icon gifImage 3

Imaging Differential Diagnosis:
Omphalocele

Operative Findings:
On the second day of life the patient underwent repair of the omphalocele defect. It could not be closed primarily. A Silon mesh silo was placed and progressively tightened over several days. A final closure of the anterior abdominal wall defect was performed on the eleventh day of life.

Pathological Findings:
None

Final Diagnosis:
Omphalocele

Follow-up and Prognosis:
The patient developed pyloric stenosis post operatively which was treated surgically on the fortieth day of life.

Similar Cases:
Case 3, Case 19, Case 25

References:

Title Page


Additional pediatric resources: SearchingPediatrics.com | Pediatric Commons Facebook iconTwitter iconRSS icon | PediatricEducation.org | GeneralPediatrics.com
Home | Search | About Us | FAQ | Reviews | Contact Us

Virtual Pediatric Hospital is curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. [Google+ Profile] and by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Please send us comments by filling out our Comment Form.

All contents copyright 1992-2014 Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and the authors. All rights reserved.

"Virtual Pediatric Hospital", the Virtual Pediatric Hospital logo, and "A digital library of pediatric information" are all Trademarks of Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

Virtual Pediatric Hospital is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

Your personal information remains confidential and is not sold, leased, or given to any third party be they reliable or not.

The information contained in Virtual Pediatric Hospital is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

URL: http://www.virtualpediatrichospital.org/

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.