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  • abdominal wall defect of newborn

  • may be expected antenatally from raised AFP

  • some of abdominal viscera lie within umbilical cord

  • incomplete development of abdominal wall

  • Liver frequently outside abdomen

  • herniated organs covered by identifiable membrane

Treatment

  • keep moist with cling film

  • surgical repair

 


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