Successful vaginal delivery following laparoscopic abdominal wall reconstruction in an adult survivor of an omphalocele without prior surgical repair: Report of a case

W. B. Kim, J. Kim, Y. J. Boo, S. H. Park, T. J. Song, S. O. Suh

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Abstract

We report the case of a successful vaginal delivery following laparoscopic abdominal wall reconstruction in an adult survivor of an omphalocele without prior surgical repair. Untreated omphaloceles are rare in adulthood. A 30-year-old female patient presented with a large anterior abdominal wall defect due to an untreated omphalocele, who expressed a desire to have a baby in the near future. A laparoscopic herniorrhaphy was performed with a double-layered expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE, Gore-Tex) mesh. The patient delivered a full-term healthy baby vaginally 2 years after surgical repair of the omphalocele.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalHernia
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Omphalocele
  • Pregnancy
  • Ventral hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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