Frequently Asked Questions
A pediatric surgeon can help to treat exomphalos.
2. What is the prognosis of exomphalos?
Prognosis depends on the size of the defect and the presence of associated chromosomal abnormalities. The mortality rate of uncomplicated exomphalos is 10%. However, it rises to 100% in the presence of chromosomal abnormalities with severe associated defects.
3. What are the possible complications of exomphalos?
There is always a small risk of abdominal obstruction. If the baby has a bilious vomit or a distended abdomen, medical advice should be sought immediately.