Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 3 - 2020
Abdominal Wall Defects: Current Practices and Outcomes in the Developing World: Tripoli Medical Center as a Model
Mohammed Jubail1, Enas Meselati2 and Abdulraouf Lamoshi3*
1Pediatric Surgery Department, Tripoli Medical Center, Tripoli, Libya
2Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH, USA
3Pediatric Surgery Department, Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, NY, USA
*Corresponding Author: Abdulraouf Lamoshi, Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Pediatric Surgery Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, NY, USA.
Received: January 07, 2020; Published: February 10, 2020


Introduction: Abdominal wall defects (AWD) are a common problem that can become difficult to manage, especially when the defect is large and resources are limited (silo and TPN).

Methods: Retrospectively, 85 medical records of patients who have been admitted to TMC over a decade (2005 - 2015) were studied. The defects have been categorized into three groups: omphalocele minor, omphalocele major and gastroschisis. The aim is compare the outcomes within these three groups between developed and developing nations.

Results: Out of 85 neonates with abdominal wall defects, 50 are males and 35 are females. 58 patients had omphalocele minor, 16 omphalocele major and 11 with gastroschisis. Associated congenital anomalies are reported in 45% of omphalocele groups (1 and 2) and in 27% of gastroschisis group. Post-operative morbidity rate among the omphalocele groups (1 and 2) is 27.37%, and 54.54% among gastroschisis group. Mortality rate among the group one is 3.45%, group two 12.5%, and group three 27.27%. The mortality rate among the two patients who received devices was 50%.

Conclusion: Omphalocele can be treated effectively in the developing world; however, gastroschisis cases need more sophisticated supportive measures to reach the reported rates.

Keywords: Abdominal Wall Defects (AWD); Omphalocele; Gastroschisis


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