Emergency abdominal wall defects in neonates: saved by distress.
Fawkner-Corbett DW., Shepherd G., Lakhoo K.
This report presents two cases of neonatal patients with abdominal wall defects requiring emergency intervention, a closing gastroschisis and a pedunculated exomphalos with eviscerated liver. Both presented as pre-partum fetal distress and were delivered in a tertiary centre, where they received antenatal care. Coordination in the multidisciplinary team and prompt surgical intervention prevented loss of the eviscerated abdominal contents and prevented mortality in both cases.