- •Peri-umbilical hernia after successful gastroschisis closure is a consequence rather than complication, regardless of method.
- •Repair may be reasonably delayed, and safely observed, similar to umbilical hernias in the pediatric population.
- •Like pediatric umbilical hernias, spontaneous closure occurs with minimal complications.
Levels of evidence
Abbreviations:IQR (interquartile range)
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This study was presented as an oral presentation at the 2021 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress virtual meeting, October 23–27, 2021.
Dr. James A Fraser has a research fellowship position that is supported by the Avery’s Angels Foundation, an organization that supports gastroschisis research–the organization had no role in study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report, or in the decision to submit the article for publication.