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How is an omphalocele treated?
It depends on the size and severity of your child's omphalocele.
Because the abdominal cavity may be small and underdeveloped, and t gains may be swollen, a baby may have breathing difficulties as t gains are returned to the abdomen. Your baby may need help from a breathing machine called a mechanical ventilator while the swelling is decreasing and the size of the abdominal cavity is increasing.
What is the long-term outlook for a baby born with an omphalocele?
Babies who have damage to the intestines or other abdominal organs may have long-term problems with digestion, elimination, and infection.
Whether your baby has problems in the future often depends on:
Your baby's physician will best be able to give you an accurate prognosis.
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