Paint and wait management of giant omphaloceles

Justin P. Wagner, Robert A. Cusick

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Management of the very large defect or those in patients with severe comorbidities has evolved to the use of methods that result in escharification and eventual skin coverage over the viscera. This treatment strategy employs principles that were described in the early 20th century. This review will describe the history, principles, methods, and outcomes from the so called ‘paint and wait’ management of omphalocele.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2019


  • Delayed repair
  • Escharification
  • Granulation
  • Omphalocele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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