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- 1.1. The successful application of skin closure in a case of gastroschisis, with marked disproportion between the size of the eviscerated mass and the capacity of the abdominal cavity, is reported.
- 2.2. Due to the absence of a membranous sac, development of the abdominal cavity and wall does not follow unaided as is the case with large omphaloceles following the first stage Gross operation.
- 3.3. A procedure is presented for staged obliteration of the subcutaneous space by first suturing the muscles to the subcutaneous tissue. This has resulted in returning the viscera to the abdomen which has increased in size.
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Received: February 6, 1959
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