Achita Sawarkar

Department of Community Health Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharasht, India


  • Case Report   
    Omphalocele in Newborn: A Case Report
    Author(s): Madhuri Shambharkar*, Kamini Rodge, Achita Sawarkar, Jaya Khandar, Vaishali Tembhare and Sheetal Sakaharka

    Introduction: Omphalocele, commonly known as exomphalos or omphalocele, is an uncommon abdominal wall abnormality. Starting in the sixth week of development, fast gut elongation and increasing hepatic volume restrict an area within the abdomen, pushing loops of intestines exiting the abdominal cavity. Around 15% of live children with omphalocele are affected by chromosome abnormalities. Clinical findings: Swelling over abdomen, protrusion above umbilicus. Diagnostic evaluation and blood test: HB-19.4%, Total RBCs Count-5.57 million/cubic mm, Total WBCs Count-22900/cubic mm, Total Platelet Count-2.62/microliter, RDW-17.6%, MCV-105.7% Peripheral smear: RBCs-Normocytic Normochromic, Platelets-Adequate to smear, TLC-22.9 cells/cu mm, ANC-17.175 cells/cu mm, No band forms seen. .. Read More»

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