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It is apparent that the case presented, with the associated abnormalities which have been described, falls at a level somewhere between the two extremes of the severe defects of the abdominal wall described by Potter. The case is presented because of its interest and the fact that early surgery has been effectual in providing a well child. It is proposed that the child will be allowed to continue his normal growth until some time in the future when the abdominal cavity has increased sufficiently in size so that definitive plastic surgery may be performed to repair the resultant huge abdominal hernia.
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- Pathology of the Fetus and the Newborn.The Yearbook Publishers, Inc, Chicago1952
Received: July 17, 1952
© 1953 Published by Elsevier Inc.